Rubellite ( pink tourmaline)

ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the latin rubelius = red.



CLASS MINERAL: Ciclosilicatos.

CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: Na (Li Al) 3 Al6 [(OH) 4 | (BO3) 3 | Si6O18].

HARDNESS: 7 - 7.5  on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Burma, India, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Zaire, Namibia.


MINERALOGY: The rubelita or also known as pink tourmaline, the tourmaline originates primarily in plutonitas acids, specifically pegmatite, where forms large crystals. Through the action of gases containing boron, from the magma of the host rock, tourmaline it can also arise as inclusion neumatolítica (generated depth of the crust (Plutonism) by intrusion of magma, which causes alteration in petrographic composition of the invaded rock) then the crystals are included strongly on the rock, tourmaline is constituted by various mineral elements, but always has the same structure, the metals are always included in tourmaline and are causing varieties colors of this mineral, the rubelita bears traces of manganese that is what gives her cute pink.


MYTHOLOGY: It was found in the mine Gerais (Brazil) a crystal of rubelita of 109 cm. The rubellite crystals are known to up to 40 cm in length in the district of Alto flirty (California, E.E.UU.). The rubellite pink tourmaline or appears in various jewelry like those of the sixteenth century Russian crown posing as rubies. Moreover, it is considered that much of the "considered" Ruby from South America during the Portuguese colonization might actually rubellites. Tourmaline has both pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties. This means that at both ends opposite charges accumulate as much when heated under pressure. The tourmalines were introduced in Western and Central Europe in 1703 by the Dutch who imported it from Ceylon.


PROPERTIES: It is said that rubelita or pink tourmaline is an aphrodisiac that attracts love in the material and spiritual plane, providing security to love, inspire confidence, disperses emotional pain and old destructive feelings promoting peace and relaxation, rubelita or pink tourmaline connects you with wisdom and compassion, help us to give a purpose in an active, energetic and dedicated, makes us sociable, cheerful, and encourages the joy of sexuality.




USES: Jewellery, meditation, collection, for its piezoelectric properties have industrial applications such as the manufacture of pressure gauges, especially in submarine warfare equipment and instrumentation. This gem was used in the pressure sensor of the first atomic bomb. Brightly colored varieties are hacíanservir in antiquity to make known polarizers as "tourmaline tongs".

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