• Elbaite Tourmaline
  • Elbaite Tourmaline
Gem Minerals

Elbaite Tourmaline

$700.00   €649  £540.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18980
A terrific miniature double terminated Elbaite Tourmaline from the Himalaya mine in Diego County, California, USA displaying splendid colour zoning and tectonic deformation.  The prism is triangular in cross section and measures 4.7 cm long, displaying distinct pale sage and leafy green bands terminating at one end in light candy pink.  Towards the pink end the crystal begins to slightly bend over, this zone being interrupted by successive naturally re-healed bands.  Such bending and re-healing is occasionally observed in Tourmaline where tectonic events such as earthquakes have fractured the crystal causing it to distort under gravity.  A lovely example from the Himalaya mine.

Details

Dimensions
4.7 × 1.4 × 1.5 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Tourmaline
Locality
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Elbaite, Tourmaline

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