Yenbai Province
Luc Yen Mining District
Minh Tien Pegmatite

See: Blauwet (2007), Wilson (2007), Russo and Escaut (2007)

MinhTien Tourmaline
Locality: The Minh Tien pegmatite, south east of Luc Yen, northern Vietnam
7.5 cm crystal cluster courtesy of Jeffrey Paterson


Most of the analyzed tourmalines from the Luc Yen district are elbaite, but some of the pink ones with low concentrations of manganese and nearly no iron have been identified as rossmanite by Simmons (quoted in Wilson, 2007;
Falster and Simmons, 2019).



Blauwet D (2007) The Minh Tien Tourmaline Mine Luc Yen Mining District Yenbai Province, Vietnam. Mineralogical Record 38, 443-452.

Falster AU, Simmons WB (2019) Rubellite Chemistry. Mineral Monograph 20, 24-27.

Russo P, Escaut F (2007) Luc Yen: Neue Edelstein-Turmalin aus einem Pegmatit in Nordvietnam. Lapis 31, 49-51.

Wilson WE (2007) Tourmaline from the Minh Tien Pegmatite, Luc Yen Mining District, Yenbai Province, Vietnam. The Mineralogical Record, 38, 453-457.

last updated 18-Nov-2007