• Tourmaline
Tourmaline

Tourmaline

$450.00   €388  £330.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19950
This unusually coloured Tourmaline is from one of the pegmatite mines in San Diego County, California, USA, an area world famous for its magnificent gem minerals.  An ex-matrix miniature, the main crystal measures 4.3 cm long with vertically striated faces and a smooth, flat pinacoid termination.  A smaller, 2.2 cm long similar crystal sits at an angle on one side but this is not terminated.  The prisms are coloured a mixture of muddy and cloudy pale pinks and watery greens with occasional zones of almost colourless Tourmaline.  The prisms also appear to have been tectonically fractured and then re-healed over a succession of cycles which manifest as horizontal translucent cream narrow bands.

Details

Dimensions
4.3 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Gem Minerals, Tourmaline
Locality
San Diego County, California, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Tourmaline

Related Mineral Specimens

Tourmaline var Rubellite
$3,000
 Momeik Township, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar), Asia
A classic translucent pink mushroom-like crystal of Rubellite, a red variety of Tourmaline, stands...
Tourmaline
$3,500
 Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA, North America
A fine prismatic terminated gemmy-translucent bicoloured crystal of Tourmaline from the famous...
Elbaite Tourmaline
$2,000
 Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose Da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
Gemmy well formed terminated prismatic striated crystal of Elbaite varies in colour from...
Elbaite Tourmaline
$3,000
 Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose Da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
Classic bi-coloured prismatic, well formed crystal of Elbaite from the famous Cruzeiro Mine, Brazil....