Tourmaline With Gem Lepidolite
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
WOW! One of my favorite miniatures of all time for the Himalaya, with a GEM lepidolite sidecar crystal attached to the tourmaline! This tourmaline is exceptionally glassy and transparent, but the accenting transparent lepidolite crystal really makes the piece that extra bit unique and special. I acquired this superb miniature about 2 years ago out of the collection of a man who had been a roadside fruit vendor down the road from the mine and bought the occasional tourmaline, usually one of the better miniatures out of each pocket in the 1970's - always pristine and cherry-picked! Chris got it from me at that time.