Cuprian Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Identifies 13 copper-bearing tourmalines, which have traditionally been assumed to be elbaite species, as liddicoatite.
Pyrope Garnet and Montana Sapphires Highlight Winter 2015 G&G
G&G Brief presents an overview of the content of the Winter 2015 issue of Gems & Gemology.
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.
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.
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.
Abstracts; Winter 2009
This article, from the Winter 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.