Specimen #464

Name: Uvite Tourmalines in Talc

Type: Mineral

Locality: Northwestern Frontier Province, Pakistan

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 6.8 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm

Weight: 90

Acquired: 2007-07-26

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: These extremely distinctive uvites were found last year in Pakistan, and several things make them interesting. First, they are isolated on this chalky, intensely white talc matrix (unusual!), so they really pop out visually. But they also have a very unique deep sherry color - and are gemmy! The crystals on this specimen measure up to one centimeter.

Minerals: Talc (Mg3Si4O10(OH)2) Tourmaline Uvite ((Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe++)3Al5Mg(BO3)3Si6O18(OH,F)4)

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