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

Tourmaline in Quartz

$5,000.00   €4,199  £3,790.00 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.


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

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Quartz, Tourmaline

Related Mineral Specimens

Olivenite on Quartz
 Wheal Unity, St Day, Cornwall, England, Europe
A fine crystal druse of Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Unity, St. Day, Cornwall. Lustrous dark olive...
 Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA, North America
A fine prismatic terminated gemmy-translucent bicoloured crystal of Tourmaline from the famous...
 Paprok, Kunar Province (Nuristan), Afghanistan, Asia
A very fine double bi-coloured Tourmaline on Albite matrix from the Pegmatite rich area of Paprok,...
Elbaite Tourmaline
 Malkhan Pegmatite Field, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern Siberian Region, Russia, Asia
A great specimen of pink Elbaite Tourmaline from the Malkhan pegmatite field, Russia. The...