Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

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)

Hardness: 7-7.5

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: Concentrically colour-zoned with pink/red interior and a green exterior rim.

Typical Appearance: Prismatic crystals, with concentric colour zoning.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Virgo and Gemini

Chakra Alignment: Heart

Element: None

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.

Additional Information

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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