Natural Pink Rubellite Tourmaline
Rubellite from Karibib, Namibia are non-gemmy crystals with a rich pink colour in a white quartz matrix associated to purple vermiculite and schist
The first use of the name tourmaline dates to 1794 by Richard Kirwan. Rubellite is the name given to a pink to red coloured member of the group which is rich in Li and mostly Fe+Mg free. The group's broader nomenclature was updated in 2011.
Locality = Karibib, Namibia
Grade = Very Good Grade
Size = 57 - 93 mm