What is liddicoatite tourmaline?

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Liddicoatite is a rare member of the tourmaline family. A basic calcium lithium aluminum oxyborosilicate that crystallizes in the hexagonal system. It occurs in granite pegmatites as slender, prismatic crystals with rounded, triangular cross sections and has a range of reddish colors.

  • Liddicoatite tourmaline was named for beloved former GIA President Richard T. Liddicoat. Tourmaline’s varieties have a wide range of quality factors considerations.

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