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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 40726
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline on Quartz with Lepidolite
Locality:Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Description:Lustrous translucent pink rubellite tourmaline (the pink variety of the minerals species elbaite) on milky quartz with minor pink lepidolite crystals. The rubellite crystal is not terminated. Ex. Jim Minette (1936-2002)
Overall Size:5.5x3.5x2 cm
Crystals:30 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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