Tourmaline crystals do occur as gem quality in Australia.
Tourmaline Crystals from our new mine, See the dig here
Blue tourmaline on quartz at our new mine.
Lots of gemmy smoky quartz in this pegmatite.
Tourmaline (/ˈtʊərməliːn/ toor-mə-leen) is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Tamil and Sinhalese word “Turmali” (තුරමලි) or “Thoramalli” (තෝරමල්ලි), which applied to different gemstones found in Sri Lanka.
Crystal World has a large range of crystals, we have numerous mining leases in Australia that produce fine crystal specimens; we also purchase crystals of many types from all over the world.
There are many opportunities to dig your own crystals in almost every country.
Below is a short list of resources to dig for Gemstone Crystals in Australia:
- Location maps
- Australian Geographic top 10 sites
- Oberon New South Wales
- Find Gems in Queensland
- Find a large variety of gemstones including Sapphire and Diamond in New South Wales
- Fossicking in Victoria