Tourmaline on Quartz
Little Three Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 9.9 x 8.2 x 7.5 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
A very RARE matrix specimen of tourmaline from this mine, which is highly disrupted geologically and from which really fine large tourmalines are relatively uncommon. On matrix...almost unheard of! This piece features a gemmy 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm tourmaline attached solidly to a quartz crystal. It is remarkably unrepaired. The crystal is darker than a Himalaya piece might be in its core, though with a brighter and more transparent termination as are all Little 3 tourmalines, and shows good color when backlit.