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Mineral Specimen #5396    Aquamarine partially Pseudmorphed to Albite, Tourmaline (likely Foitite)

Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia

Medium to blue colored Aquamarine crystals (more blue in person with no hint of green as in the pictures). Portions of the crystals are heavily included with Albite which is apparently due to absorption of the Albite during crystal growth resulting in a partial pseudomorph. The crystal surfaces have a high luster. In places, the Aquamarine is gemmy. On the bottom of the specimen, there is fibrous black colored Tourmaline which is likely the rare Tourmaline group member, Foitite; however, analysis would be necessary. There are posts on mindat to the effect that only the fibrous habit has tested as Foitite.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

6.1 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Beryl | Tectosilicates | Tourmaline | Pseudomorphs | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Africa | Beryl | Tectosilicates | Tourmaline | Pseudomorphs | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars