• Tourmaline with Lepidolite
  • Tourmaline with Lepidolite
  • Tourmaline with Lepidolite
Silicates

Tourmaline with Lepidolite

$3,500.00   €2,936  £2,650.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18997
This most stunning miniature Tourmaline (probably Elbaite) is bicoloured, grading from pale sage-green to gemmy bubble-gum pink and encrusted around two prism faces with Lepidolite mica crystals.  This gorgeous, ex-matrix crystal is from the Himalaya mine at Mesa Grande in San Diego County, California, a locality synonymous with magnificent gem pegmatite specimens.  Although not of cuttable gem-grade material, the entire crystal is completely gemmy and glows stunning hot fuchsia-pink when backlit.  The attached Lepidolite mica crystals are themselves worthy specimens, forming superb semi-hexagonal stacked books of lilac crystal platelets; without doubt, Lepidolite at its best.  To complete this beautiful specimen, tiny cream Albite crystals are sparsely dusted over the Lepidolite.  A choice and elegant miniature Tourmaline with excellent Lepidolite.

Details

Dimensions
2.6 × 4.1 × 2.0 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Tourmaline

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