• Tourmaline with Albite var. Cleavelandite
  • Tourmaline with Albite var. Cleavelandite
Silicates

Tourmaline with Albite var. Cleavelandite

$1,250.00   €1,053  £950.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC16922
A rare location piece from the Elizabeth R. mine on Chief Mountain at Pala, California.  Judging by its colour it appears to be Schorl, but could equally be an intensely dark indicolite.  The principle crystal is a broad stubby jet-black prism measuring 3.8 cm tall by up to 4 cm across at its greatest breadth.  The termination is a an almost mirror-flat pinacoid but does show natural surface growth features.  The prism is embedded in well-crystallised Cleavelandite, the bladed variety of Albite feldspar, which forms ordered arrays of creamy-white crystals with a semi-matt lustre.  A group of smaller, well crystallised Tourmaline crystals sit on one side.  A great specimen from this rarely seen location.

Details

Dimensions
7.3 × 7.4 × 4.0 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, San Diego County, California, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Albite, Tourmaline

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