Copper-bearing Elbaite

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Paraíba Tourmaline
1.77 carats
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A copper-bearing Elbaite.

Copper-bearing Elbaite Gemstones by Colour

This table shows the variety of hues this gemstone can be found in. Click on a photo for more information.

Copper-bearing Elbaite Gemstones by Size

This table shows distribution of Copper-bearing Elbaite gemstone sizes that are listed on this site. This can give a good indication as to the general availability of this gemstone in different sizes.
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Lightest:0.15 cts
Heaviest:13.42 cts
Average:4.30 cts
Total photos:11
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0.15ct to 1.48ct1.48ct to 2.80ct2.80ct to 4.13ct4.13ct to 5.46ct5.46ct to 6.79ct6.79ct to 8.11ct8.11ct to 9.44ct9.44ct to 10.77ct10.77ct to 12.09ct12.09ct to 13.42ct
General Information
A variety or type of:Elbaite, which is a variety of Tourmaline
Photos of natural/un-cut material from
Further Information
Mineral information:Copper-bearing Elbaite information at
Significant Gem Localities
  • Paraíba
    • Junco do Seridó
[var: Paraíba Tourmaline] Wilson, W. E. (2002): Cuprian elbaite from the Batalha Mine, Paraíba, Brazil. Mineralogical Record, 33: 127-137
  • Nampula Province
    • Mogovolas District
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