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34148: Foitite - $12
Erongo Mountains, Karibib Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature - 2.9 x 2.9 x 2.0 cm
11 grams
Specimen status: Reserved   What does Reserved mean?
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A cluster of lustrous, jet black foitite, partially covered with a contrasting snowy white crust (feldspar or feldspar decomposition products?). Many times here on the Dragon Minerals web site I have said that all black tourmalines are not schorl, and that exact species assignment for tourmaline by visual inspection alone is not feasible. In this case, however, this specimen comes from a lot purchased a few years ago which was analyzed. Sits for display without needing a stand. All the main crystals in this cluster are sharply terminated, and overall condition is quite nice.






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