Elbaite, Quartz, Albite, Lepidolite
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 12.5 x 12.2 x 7.0 cm
Excellent and classic Tourmaline from certainly the most famous Tourmaline locality in the United States, and justifiably so. This 6 cm beauty grades from pink to green, has excellent luster, fine gemminess, and a good termination. As expected in most tourmalines, there is a stress fracture in the lower half, and a few minor dings along the top edge. Associated with large Quartz crystals, Albite, and Lepidolite, this is a distinctive specimen from a highly desirable locality.