Mozambique Copper-Bearing Tourmaline
In the early 2000s, fine rubellites with unique color were mined simultaneously with the various other colors from the Shalawa deposit in Mozambique. While these colors are not the classic paraiba blue, their pink-red is also very bright, vibrant and electric. These fine elbaite tourmalines are now very desirable, since the deposit seems depleted. They also can be certified as copper-bearing to pinpoint their Mozambique origin and untreated colors.
See the following articles on copper-bearing tourmaline from Mozambique on Palagems.com:
- "The Path to Paraiba Now Winds Through Mozabique" – This month's featured stone happens to be the cover star for this story by Jason Stephenson
- "Paraiba at Pala" – Five articles providing background, from August 2006 through November 2008
- "Pala's Featured Stones, July 2011" – A visual demonstration of part of the color range of this material
- "Pala's Featured Stone, May 2010" – A lovely golden tourmaline from Mozambique, since sold
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