indicolite

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indicolite

[in′dik·ə‚līt]
(mineralogy)
An indigo-blue variety of tourmaline that is used as a gemstone. Also known as indigolite.
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When we were just a few feet beyond the indicolite mini-pocket, we began removing huge gobs of damp red clay that filled broad fractures between disjointed boulders of the core zone pegmatite.
75 inches, attached to matrix supporting an array of colorful pink tourmaline crystals, all with indicolite rinds and terminations, some of them up to 0.
4-inch crystals in this pocket started their growth about an inch and a half apart, one a classic blue-cap elbaite, and the other with a pink base that transforms mid-way into a pure blue indicolite.
Little by little the adit was cleared to the area where the indicolite had been found.