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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 49356
Mineral:Lepidolite on Quartz with Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline
Locality:Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Description:Transparent brown smoky quartz crystal 75 mm long overgrown with rosettes of pink-brown lepidolite to 10 mm diameter. Four translucent pink elbaite, variety rubellite tourmaline crystals to 30 mm long are on the sides. Ex. Earl W. Shaw (1893-1971) collection
Overall Size:7.5x5.5x5 cm
Crystals:3-75 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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