Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
Stewart tourmalines (real ones...) are quite uncommon on the market these days. A classic crystal with the rich pink color the Stewart is famous for - in fact, this mine produced much of the best carving-grade tourmaline sent overseas in the early 1900's, as the fat pink crystals made for gorgeous carving material. The tourmaline is completely formed though the top is somewhat asymmetric and irregular. It is terminated...but lumpy, I guess, would be the word (though not unattractive for it). Ex Tim Sherburn Collection, from Pala in 1985