There are 123 minerals priced at above $500.
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A multicolored, beautifully terminated, lustrous single crystal of elbaite with gemmy areas and a pair of smaller crystals and minor mica attached on one side. The colors range from yellow to orange to a brownish red. It might be better to call this tourmaline, since there are dravites that come from this locality also that resemble this one, but the old labels said elbaite. An important crystal from this obscure locality!
Location: Malkhan Pergmatite, Chithinskaya Oblast, Transbaikalia, East. Siberia, Russia
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3 x 2.9cm
A very gemmy and lustrous, bright green, doubly terminated elbaite prism sits on a larger crystal that’s associated with smaller (also terminated) crystals. Displays beautifully!
Location: Cruzeiro Mine, MG, Brazil
Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 3cm
Size: Small Cabinet
A highly unusual elbaite specimen composed of two main compound crystals made up of many pinacoidal crystals with a fibrous nature, in parallel growth. The color is a dark greenish grey and the luster is very good. As you will notice one of the main crystals grew against the matrix, creating a flat, hindered termination.
Location: Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 2.5cm
Size: Small Cabinet
A group of approximately 17 crystals of the indicolite variety of elbaite in parallel growth forming a divergent spray. The color is a transparent deep greenish blue (with more blue than green), the luster is excellent and the terminations are sharp and clean, except for two, which do not affect the display. A wonderful small miniature!
Location: Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8cm
A fabulous sceptered elbaite crystal with a pink stem and a gemmy, bright green termination (the crystal is actually double terminated). These were found about 13 years ago and are considered some of the finest examples of tourmalines scepters ever. As you can see, the tip is facetable, has magnificent deep green color and a textbook termination. Choice!
Location: Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 3.3 x 1.3 x 1.2cm
Very dark green crystals of elbaite (they look black but the green can be seen under light) starting as inclusions running through the center of a glassy, terminated quartz crystal, with three surfacing from the quartz faces.
Location: Stak Nala, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Dimensions: 8.2 x 6 x 4.2cm
A pair of terminated, very gemmy and colorful elbaite prisms connected at a 45 degree angle. The tips are a light blue green, while the body is a reddish pink. The terminations are perfect, the luster is excellent and there is minor albite in association. A gem!
Location: Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
Dimensions: 3.2 x 3 x 2.2cm