Tourmaline pegmatite main content.

Tourmaline pegmatite

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

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

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: MInerals and Resources

Keywords: Tourmaline, Natural resources, Mineralogy

Audience: General