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Elbaite with quartz and albite = Some people think this specimen, nicknamed "Candelabra," looks like three hot-pink candles in a quartz candelabra. As the elbaite crystals grew, the growth solution changed from manganese-rich to iron-rich, creating a blue top on each candle. = Group: Silicates = Exchanged 1975 = Locality: Tourmaline Queen Mine, Pala, California

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