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What You Need to know about Tourmaline

Posted by Carla Grimaldi on

TOURMALINE Tourmaline has the vastest broad of colors and hues in the world of minerals. One single crystal can have many colors inside of it. Geologically speaking, they form in mineral veins inside larger rock systems. Tourmaline can form near or even around other minerals like beryllium, quartz and feldspar. Thanks to its structure, Tourmaline is ideal for cutting it into gemstones. Tourmaline can be found in many colors, especially green and black. It has a trigonal crystal system, and it has a hardness rate of 7–7.5 mohs. Scientifically speaking, Tourmaline is not a single mineral, but a composition of...

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