Chrome Tourmaline

'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite.  Crystals from Landanai, Tanzania are most often dark colored and nearly opaque, with just flashes of green reflected back out of the crystals when held under strong lighting. There was a recent large find and I was able to select out the brightest colored crystals, some a solid emerald green and some grading towards a yellow green at the base.  The first 11 crystals are from this find of mid 2015.  The last 4 crystals were picked out of a small parcel of facet rough and have superb color reminiscent of emeralds from Chivor, Columbia.  These were sold to me as from Landanai but they are distinct from any other chrome Tourmaline I've ever purchased from there.  I'm not sure if this was a one time freak occurrence of lighter colored crystals or if they are from a different, nearby occurrence.


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B239 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b239a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b239b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b239c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b239d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Sharp and undamaged, an exceptional crystal.


B240 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 280
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b240a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b240b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration at the termination and a more yellow green at the base. Note that some from this find such as this one have an unusual indented crystal form at the very tip. The three outer triangular faces of the termination are flat, while the center triangle goes inward.


B241 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b241a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b241b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Complete and undamaged except for a chip on one edge.


B243 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 300 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 180
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b243a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b243b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b243c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Undamaged.


B244 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 180
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b244a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b244b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and undamaged.


B245 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration.Fantastic color and undamaged.


B246 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 80 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b246a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b246b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b246c.jpg]

Floater gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite, crystallized on all sides. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Transparent and undamaged.


B247 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 400
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b247a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b247b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration.Note that some from this find such as this one have an unusual indented crystal form at the very tip. The three outer triangular faces of the termination are flat, while the center triangle goes inward. Complete and undamaged.


B248 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b248a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b248b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Undamaged.


B249 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b249a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b249b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Undamaged.


B251 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b251a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b251b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with fantastic green coloration. A small crystal but with exceptionally bright and lively color. One of only 4 terminated crystals from a small parcel of gem rough produced.


B252 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 100 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b252a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b252b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with fantastic green coloration. A small crystal but with exceptionally bright and lively color. One of only 4 terminated crystals from a small parcel of gem rough produced.


B253 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 90 SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b253a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b253b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with fantastic green coloration. A small crystal but with exceptionally bright and lively color. One of only 4 terminated crystals from a small parcel of gem rough produced.



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