• Tourmaline in Quartz
  • Tourmaline in Quartz
  • Tourmaline in Quartz
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Tourmaline in Quartz

$5,000.00   €4,098  £3,700.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17815
This gorgeous ex-matrix green Tourmaline crystal is from the much-loved Himalaya mine at Gem Hill in the Mesa Grande of California.  This mine worked a lithium-caesium-tantalum (LCT-type) pegmatite rich in miarolitic cavities where these magnificent Tourmalines were able to crystallise.  This 7.3 cm tall crystal is semi-transparent throughout with most of the prism cucumber-green; a banded emerald and lime-green 1.5 m base and a jet-black low-angled pyramidal termination.  Embedded around the prism faces and adjacent to the termination are glassy translucent platelets, colourless to pale blue with occasional hexagonal faces, which is likely to be Fluorapatite.  A beautiful and superb green Tourmaline from the Himalaya mine.

Details

Dimensions
7.3 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Quartz and Agate, Tourmaline
Locality
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Quartz, Tourmaline

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