indicolite

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indicolite

(ˈɪndɪkəˌlaɪt) or

indigolite

n
(Minerals) a form of tourmaline ranging in colour from pale blue to blue-black
[C19: from Spanish indico indigo + -lite]
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A small pocket, exposed on the backside of one of these boulders, yielded a few nice loose indicolites, most of them terminated, the largest measuring 0.
From the big pocket we drove 120 feet northwest, following some very good signs, but netted only a meager little pocket of small blue indicolite tourmalines.
These were the first indicolite cat's-eyes I had ever seen or heard of coming from the Tourmaline Queen mine.
In Kazakhstan the Kalban district has produced some fine bicolored green-red tourmalines as well as rare, flawless indicolites to 5 cm.