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Elbaite var. Rubellite in Lepidolite from Pala District, San Diego County, California

 
Elbaite var. Rubellite in Lepidolite from Pala District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite in Lepidolite from Pala District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 54086
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite in Lepidolite
Locality:Pala District, San Diego County, California
Description:Radiating group of lustrous translucent rubellite crystals, the pink gem variety of elbaite tourmaline, embedded in finely crystallized gray-purple lepidolite. Ex. J. Höppner collection #902, acquired in September 1945 from the Bergakademie Freiberg
Overall Size:5.5x4x2 cm
Crystals:15-25 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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