More information about tourmaline

Tourmaline Images

  • Slices of pink tourmaline from Madagascar. Select an image from the two clickable slices (92K) prepared from cuts down the length of the crystal.

    Or just view the images of the slices (35K), showing the progression of color down from the top of the crystal.

  • A slice of tourmaline from Cruzeiro, Brazil, showing spectacular color banding. View images of the slice (38K) with clickable spectra , or view just the GIF 38K, JPG 13K, slice.

    Images of the absorption spectra

    These are representative optical absorption spectra of various portions of the tourmaline slices:

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