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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 80233
Mineral:Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline in Lepidolite
Locality:Pala District, San Diego County, California
Description:Lustrous translucent rubellite crystals, the pink gem variety of elbaite tourmaline, embedded in finely crystallized gray-purple lepidolite. The rubellite tourmaline crystals are in radiating clusters exposed on three sides of the specimen. Ex. Franklin Mineral Museum; donated by Arthur T. Skopec
Overall Size:6.5x4.5x4 cm
Crystals:5-15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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