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Natural Rubelite
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Rubelite is the intense hot pink - red color variety of tourmaline. Generally not as clean as pink tourmaline, it looks great under any light conditions. It is greatly prized and sought after because of its intense saturated color. The price of rubelite is considerably higher than the more common pink tourmaline.

Known Facts
Color Key: Hot Pink to Intense red
Refractive Index: 1.624(+.005, -.005) - 1.644(+.006, -.006)
Chemical Composition: (NaCa)(LI,MgFe,Al)9B3Si6(O,OH)31
Hardness: 7-7.5
Density: 3.06 (.05, +.15)
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Ocurrence: Brazil, Madagascar, Nigeria, U.S.A.

Rubelite, named for the Latin word for red. It is a high pressure, high temperature mineral. Usually it occurs in granite pegmatites, or in granites that have undergone metasomatism by boron bearing fluids. It is also found in sediments adjacent to such granites, and as an accessory mineral in schists and gneisses. Rubelite is rich in lithium and free of magnesium and iron.

Pink Tourmaline promotes female balance and protection. Green Tourmaline promotes male balance. According to legend, all colors of tourmaline protect the wearer against many dangers and misfortune.

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Total Weight: CTS 2.29
Cheapest: USD 504.00
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Largest: CTS 2.29
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