Elbaite, Feldspar Group, Quartz, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 12.7 x 7.7 x 7.5 cm
This is a large pocket piece of feldspar and quartz, with attached cleavelandite as well, that is 760 grams. It features a well-terminated 4.5 cm crystal in the middle of the specimen. The smoky quartz adds a very nice accent, as they sit behind the tourmaline. Ex. Saller Collection. The piece was mined some 20-30 years ago.