Elbaite, Albite
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 4.3 x 3.0 cm
A supremely gemmy and lustrous, pink tourmaline with a green base aesthetically attached to a grayish-white albite crystal cleavage from the famous Himalaya Mine. This gorgeous, 5.9 cm crystal has the best pink color and clarity that you can image. It is also beautifully striated and the termination is pristine. Yes, the tourmaline is contacted, but it remains a beautiful representation of what the Himalaya Mine has produced. Old material.