Alternative Names: None
Origin: Notably Brazil
Mineral Species: Elbaite and/or Liddicoatlite (Tourmaline Group)
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Concentrically colour-zoned with pink/red interior and a green exterior rim.
Typical Appearance: Prismatic crystals, with concentric colour zoning.
Birthstone: Virgo and Gemini
Chakra Alignment: Heart
Origin of Name & Mythology: The named was coined by George Robeley Howe (1860-1950) of Norway, Maine, USA. The name was first used in a newspaper account in 1910 when describing specimens from the Havey Quarry in Poland, Maine, USA.
Watermelon tourmaline helps to combine spirit, soul, intellect and body, encourages creativity and imagination, and stimulates and balances the immune system. A useful crystal in the treatment of ME and similar diseases.
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