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Watz quality of tourmaline ?

Asked by seema arora, 06 Mar '10 01:06 pm
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In ancient times it was believed that this stone glowed due to is very own energy, as the stone become electrostatically charged when partaking in friction.

There is an old Egyptian legend that tells the story of how the tourmaline, when making the long trip from the earth heart up towards the sun, it traveled along a rainbow, and on it's travels it collected all the colors in the rainbow.

Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 7.5 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Members of the tourmaline family of minerals have basically the same crystal structure, but occurs in many colors, each with their own name.

- Red or Pink tourmalines are called Rubellite, these are the most highly prized. ...more
Answered by Kavita Prsd, 08 Mar '10 01:31 am

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