Elbaite, Lepidolite, Albite
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
A big crystal of bright pink Himalaya Mine tourmaline. This crystal just lights up like neon under good light. That is a natural internal fracture you see running across the middle and not a repair. The top termination is quite fine, with a very small bit of pocket contact in one place on the back edge. The bottom termination is intact (naturally healed), so this is technically a floater. You can see patches of lavender lepidolite decorating the lower portion of the crystal. Weighs 164 grams.