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Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

 
Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 76516
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite
Locality:Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Description:Lustrous transparent rubellite tourmaline crystal, the pink variety of elbaite tourmaline, with a flat basal pinacoid termination coated with tan-colored cookeite microcrystals that has impressions of mica crystals. Excellent vivid color and clarity. Weight: 6.4 grams. Collected ca. 1980
Overall Size:23x11x10 mm
Crystals:23 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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