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Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

 
Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 65709
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline
Locality:Stewart Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California
Description:Unusual crystal of translucent pink rubellite tourmaline, the pink gem variety of the mineral species elbaite, with overgrowth of chatoyant rubellite tourmaline crystals with green terminations. The chatoyancy is caused by the fibrous crystal structure. Ex. D. Miller collection #M2379
Overall Size:4x2x1 cm
Crystals:3-20 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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