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Tourmaline Pegmatite

Tourmaline pegmatite

Tourmaline pegmatite

  • Exhibition Text

    • The large groups of pink crystals of the boron-bearing mineral tourmaline and the tiny purple crystals of the lithium-bearing mineral lepidolite grew from a melt consisting of lithium, boron, and water-rich silicate.

      AMNH collection

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: MInerals and Resources

      Keywords: Mineralogy, Natural resources, Tourmaline

      Audience: General

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