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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 64629
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline on Microcline
Locality:Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Description:Lustrous transparent rubellite tourmaline crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral species elbaite, on a plate of gray microcline. The rubellite crystal is doubly-terminated and has remnants of pocket clay on the rear face. Ex. Mort Metersky collection
Overall Size:32x17x7 mm
Crystals:12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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