Pink tourmaline (rubelite)

ETYMOLOGY: Turmali comes from the english term, meaning approximately "Stone of various colors."



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 pink tourmaline, also known as rubelita 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 rocks) then the crystals are included heavily on rock, the pink tourmaline consists of different mineral elements, but always has the same structure, the metals are always included in tourmalines and are causing varieties this mineral colors, the pink tourmaline carries traces of manganese that is what gives her cute pink.

MYTHOLOGY: It was found in the Minas Gerais (Brazil) crystal pink tourmaline (rubellite) of 109 cm. pink tourmaline crystals are known to 40 cm in length in the district of Alto flirty (California, E.E.UU.), the pink tourmaline appears in various jewelry like those of the sixteenth century in the russian crown posing as rubies. Moreover, it is considered that much of the "considered" Ruby from South America during the Portuguese colonization might actually pink tourmalines or rubellites. The tourmaline has both pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties, this means that 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 pink tourmaline or rubellite 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, the tourmaline pink connects you with wisdom and compassion, help us to give a purpose actively, 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 were made in ancient times used to manufacture polarizers known as "tourmaline tongs".

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