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Green Tourmaline or Emerald??

by Genera
(Modesto, California, US)

This side has the only cylindrical piece that size

This side has the only cylindrical piece that size

I've had this specimen for many year. I've been told it is either Green Tourmaline or Emerald. It is about the size of a lemon.

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May 24, 2019
Emerald or Tourmaline
by: Douglas

Do you know where this piece came from?

In the US, emeralds have been found in Connecticut, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Tourmaline is found in California.

It is difficult to tell for shure from a photo but my guess is tourmaline.

Another thing to check is how many faces do these crystals have? Emerald has 6. Tourmaline generally has 3 in a perfect world

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