Cuprian Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Identifies 13 copper-bearing tourmalines, which have traditionally been assumed to be elbaite species, as liddicoatite.
Copper-bearing (Paraíba-type) tourmaline from Mozambique
Copper-bearing tourmaline from Mozambique was first recovered in 2001, but its Cu content was not recognised until 2003.
Yellow Mn-rich Tourmaline from the Canary Mining Area, Zambia
The most important source of yellow gem elbaite is the Canary mining area in the Lundazi District of eastern Zambia.
Spectral Differentiation Between Copper and Iron Colourants in Gem Tourmalines
The authors used Vis-NIR spectral measurements combined with LA-ICP-MS data to investigate the usefulness of absorption spectra.
Liddicoatite Tourmaline from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
Liddicoatite, a calcium-rich lithium tourmaline, was recognised as a separate mineral species in 1977, and named in honour of Richard T. Liddicoat.
Solution-Generated Pink Colour Surrounding Growth Tubes and Cracks in Blue to Blue-Green Copper-Bearing Tourmalines from Mozambique
Several transparent, faceted, blue to blue-green copper-bearing tourmalines containing growth tubes and cracks surrounded by sleeves of pink colour were examined for this report.
Mt. Mica: a renaissance in Maine’s gem tourmaline production
The Mt. Mica area in southwestern Maine has been mined for tourmaline and other pegmatite gems since the 1820s.
Multicoloured Bismuth-bearing Tourmaline from Lundazi, Zambia
Tourmalines from an alluvial deposit near Lundazi in Zambia consist of colour-zoned pink/colourless/yellow-green “watermelon” nodules.
Copper and tenorite inclusions in cuprian-elbaite tourmaline from Paraíba, Brazil
Inclusions of native copper and tenorite (CuO) were found in greyish-green elbaite from São José da Batalha, Paraíba, Brazil.
Gemstone Durability: Design to Display
A treatise on the design, display, care and repair of fine gemstones.