Mother Nature must have been in a whimsical, artistic mood when she created tourmalinated quartz. These crystals are usually colorless rock crystal with long, slender tourmaline inclusions, usually black in color. A relative unknown to the general public, this gem is truly a marvel! The inclusions are always one-of-a-kind, making a beautiful display in a gem collection or jewelry pieces.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Transparent - Opaque
Strength: Weak Fire Value: 0.013
Aggregate (AGG), Doubly Refractive (DR)
Tourmalinated quartz will contain tourmaline inclusions and may contain liquid, two-phase and three-phase inclusions, negative crystals, minerals, needles, rutile and iron particles.
silicon dioxide (aka silica)
Tourmalinated Quartz Colors
Countries of Origin
Argentina; Mozambique; Unknown; Sri Lanka; Brazil