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treatment given totourmaline

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hi how can we treat tourmaline from nepal origin?ihave heard that it is treated for colour enhancement any information?

asked Jun 1, 2012 by ajairia (120 points)

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I am not familiar with any color treatments to tourmaline. As far as I know all tourmaline is naturally colored, but maybe there are new coloring methods for tourmaline that I am not aware of.

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answered Jun 5, 2012 by hershel (49,750 points)
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Yes They do it, they do the heat treatment in the lab. Then it change color.

answered Aug 16, 2012 by jan1 (300 points)
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Thanks, Jan1. Do you have any supporting evidence that this heat treatment is done?

answered Aug 17, 2012 by hershel (49,750 points)
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Hi Hershel I do sells Minerals recently i got some tourmaline from Pakistan and they said its been heated in the lab.thanks

answered Aug 17, 2012 by jan1 (300 points)
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Interesting. What colors are they once they are heated?

answered Aug 20, 2012 by hershel (49,750 points)
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Hershel very light pink! The one i received is light pink.

answered Aug 22, 2012 by jan1 (300 points)
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Is the heating result pink? If so what is the original color it was prior to the heat treatment?

answered Aug 24, 2012 by hershel (49,750 points)