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Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline on Albite var. Cleavelandite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

 
Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline on Albite var. Cleavelandite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline on Albite var. Cleavelandite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 40728
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline on Albite var. Cleavelandite
Locality:Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Description:Platy white cleavelandite crystals (a variety of albite feldspar) up to 20 mm with overgrowth of lustrous pink rubellite tourmaline crystals (variety of elbaite) up to 10 mm long with remnants of white pocket clay in areas. Ex. Steve Chamberlain collection #5214; collected by Bill Pinch in 1982
Overall Size:4.5x4x3 cm
Crystals:2-20 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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