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DescriptionMost people consider tourmaline to be a single mineral. But in fact, it is a group named for several different minerals. The four most common and well known tourmalines (elbaite, schorl, dravite and uvite) are distinguished by their color and transparencies.
LocationBrazil. Near Minas Gerais.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-02-15.
CollectionWard’s Classroom Collection of Gem Minerals #24.
Key wordstourmaline, Brazil
Tech details481 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2387