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|Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline in Microcline
|Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
|Several lustrous transparent pink rubellite tourmaline crystals, the pink gem variety of the mineral species elbaite tourmaline, on translucent gray microcline. Two of the rubellite crystals are prismatic form with flat basal pinacoid terminations. Ex. Miller #M2565; originally acquired ca. 1985
|For reference only
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