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Russian Treasure from the Earth!! Polychrome Tourmaline Elbaite With Chatoyancy Effect Egg From Russia - 2.2"

Polychrome Tourmaline Elbaite Egg with Chatoyancy Effect ( exhibit sharp and distinct cat's-eyes) and clear gemmy areas from Russia.
This Tourmaline Egg has unusual colors with hints of green, along with the traditional rose-red highlights.
The red hue is more visible down the c axis while the lighter colors show up best when viewed from the side.
Major finds of this gem were made 2012, today the locality is considered largely exhausted.
Very lovely and unusual!
Location: Sosedka pegmatite vein, Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Size: 5.6 x 4.0 Centimeters
Weight: 147.7 Grams


Interesting Fact:
A field of complex granitic pegmatites located south-east of Lake Baikal, about 200 km from Ulan-Ude. The pegmatites were discovered in 1980 by Russian exploration geologists.
Bounded by the Khilok River in the north and the Chikoi River in the south. The Malkhan field of complex granitic, miarole-rich pegmatites occupies an area of about 60 km2.
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