Elbaite (Var: Cuprian Elbaite), Quartz. Locality: Paraíba, Brazil Dimensions: 5.2 cm x 3 cm x 1 cm A gorgeous blue translucent terminated prismatic crystal of tourmaline measuring 4.9 cm in length is set nicely upon a massive quartz matrix with other much smaller blue tourmalines. The strange color is due to copper. Measures 5.2 x 3.0 x 1.0 cm in size overall.
Elbaite. Locality: Urubu mine (Vulture mine; Uruba mine), Monte Belo, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil A 63 mm green crystal with cookeite found on january 2004, in Aracuai' town sergio varvello photo and collection