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Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

 
Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 37352
Mineral:Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline
Locality:Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California
Description:Polished section of a hot-pink rubellite variety of elbaite tourmaline with an outer green zone (watermelon tourmaline). The internal color and translucency is excellent. Ex. John Albanese (1898-1969), ex. John Albanese, Jr.
Overall Size:6x5x2.5 cm
Crystals:6 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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