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Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

 
Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 26258
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite
Locality:Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Description:Terminated crystal of transparent rubellite tourmaline, the pink variety of elbaite tourmaline, with a 3 mm purple lepidolite crystal embedded on the termination. The elbaite crystal has a shallow, pyramidal termination with striated prism faces. Collected ca. 1980
Overall Size:21x12x4 mm
Crystals:3-21 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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