Elbaite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.4 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
A BEAUTIFUL, gemmy and lustrous, pristine, zoned green tourmaline from the famous Himalaya Mine. The bed of glassy, colorless cleavelandite blades at the base is a very nice accent, as is the frosted, matte-finish, black termination. The UNRETOUCHED backlit photo highlights the gemminess and variable green color intensities. This is CLASSIC, OLD-TIME material from the Himalaya. Ex. Ernie Schlichter Collection.