Elbaite tourmaline var. rubellite with lepidolite. Source: Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Pastel green Tourmaline almost completely replaced (pseudomorphed) by lavender-colored, translucent Lepidolite. From Teixerinha mine, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tourmaline var. Rubellite (1978 pocket) from Jonas Mine, Itatiaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil #mineral
multi-colored Tourmaline crystals with Lepidolite by Gmomma
Tourmaline var. Rubellite (1978 pocket) from Jonas Mine, Itatiaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/new2011/ELBAITE-JONAS-BRAZIL-JB008-1.jpg]
Tourmaline with Lepidolite - Tourmaline Queen Mine, Pala, California, USA. Very seldom do we see fine crystals of this ultra-hot-pink color saturation turn up again on the market, and then only out of old collections or museum deaccessions-