Feature Gems & Gemology, Winter 1982, Vol. 18, No. 4

Tourmaline as an Inclusion in Zambian Emeralds

This article reports the identification of tourmaline crystals as inclusions in emeralds from Zambia, in south-central Africa. To understand the paragenesis responsible for this unusual association, the geology of the area is reviewed. The gemological properties of these emeralds are also noted.