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Elbaite Tourmaline (curved crystals) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

 
Elbaite Tourmaline (curved crystals) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite Tourmaline (curved crystals) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite Tourmaline (curved crystals) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 26255
Mineral:Elbaite Tourmaline (curved crystals)
Locality:Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Description:Unusual curved crystals of the bi-colored pink-to-green elbaite tourmaline, with thin hair-like elbaite crystals on the rear side. The elbaite tourmaline crystals formed straight, then broke and healed repeatedly resulting in 30 curvature. Collected ca. 1980
Overall Size:24x14x12 mm
Crystals:2-24 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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