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34149: Foitite - $20
Erongo Mountains, Karibib Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature - 4.6 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm
20 grams
Specimen status: Reserved   What does Reserved mean?
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A  single lustrous, jet black foitite crystal, slightly divergent from the base to termination, and 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. A little contacted on one surface near the base, but overall condition is quite nice.






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