• TOURMALINE (ELBAITE)
  • TOURMALINE (ELBAITE)
  • TOURMALINE (ELBAITE)
  • TOURMALINE (ELBAITE)
  • TOURMALINE (ELBAITE)
  • TOURMALINE (ELBAITE)
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TOURMALINE (ELBAITE)

$3,000.00   €2,693  £2,400.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC13199
A semi-transparent, light bubble gum pink Elbaite crystal (Tourmaline Group species) with a horizontal and undamaged pinacoid termination.  Adjacent to this is a sharp colour change to pale lime-green, forming a 1 mm thick layer.  In turn, this is capped by a very thin pink layer, about 0.25 mm thick which forms the actual termination face.  A small 9 x 2 mm Elbaite crystal branches out on one side and a little white Albite feldspar and mauve Lepidolite mica adhere to the crystal around its base.  This Tourmaline is from the famous Himalaya Mine at Mesa Grande in San Diego County, California, USA and is a fine example.

Details

Dimensions
6.2 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Classic Minerals, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Tourmaline

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