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Elbaite - gem crystal
Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
2.5 x .9 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $230


A single clean, terminated gem Tourmaline crystal from very early finds in Namibia. Good green color with a hint of zoning near the termination having a slightly bluer hue. This specimen was in the Warren Johansson collection which he obtained from the Alvan Barrus collection. The recorded date is 1936 Alvan Barrus was the owner of Pegmatites in Goshen, Massachusetts that were the type locale for Goshenite (Beryl). He was an active collector and trader with close ties to both Harvard and Yale. Likely this specimen was obtained in trade and would have been an exciting new locality at that time.




Elbaite - gem crystal
Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
2.5 x .9 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $230


A single clean, terminated gem Tourmaline crystal from very early finds in Namibia. Good green color with a hint of zoning near the termination having a slightly bluer hue. This specimen was in the Warren Johansson collection which he obtained from the Alvan Barrus collection. The recorded date is 1936 Alvan Barrus was the owner of Pegmatites in Goshen, Massachusetts that were the type locale for Goshenite (Beryl). He was an active collector and trader with close ties to both Harvard and Yale. Likely this specimen was obtained in trade and would have been an exciting new locality at that time.