MQA14 Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite on Quartz
Mt Ibity, Antsirabé 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
A nice sample of liddicoatite on matrix, with two singly terminated crystals on a nice quartz formation.
The quartz formation is beautiful, and so is the color of the crystals.... unfortunately the placement of the crystals on the quartz means that it can only be positioned to display one of those features at the time.
Regardless, it's a beautiful specimen and a rare example of a matrix liddicoatite from this location-- the decomposed pegamatite (and primitive mining methods) mean that virtually all specimens from this location are recovered off matrix.