Tourmaline on Quartz
Miniature, 4.9 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Chris Korpi
A remarkable miniature with two exceptionally gemmy tourmalines to 3 cm perched on the side of a smoky quartz crystal. They have brilliant luster and an olive green color that is apparent in good lighting. This specimen was collected in attempts to find a "backdoor" into the Himalaya after the main adit collapsed, and before the mine was formally closed.