Tourmaline on Quartz
Large Cabinet, 20.0 x 9.0 x 7.5 cm
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Chris Korpi
WOW! The pics of this amazing specimen pretty much speaks for it, but beyond that it won the prestigious Savinar prize for best San Diego specimen at the Los Angeles club show last year. It is one of the finest large Himalaya specimens I have handled, and really stands elegantly apart from most because of its dramatic termination and its amazing perch on matrix. Now, it is repaired onto the matrix cleanly but the tourmaline itself is miraculously not repaired, and moreover it is pristine! The tourmaline crystal is 14.5 x 4 x 3.75 cm. It has good color, not the best but not pale either, and nice color-zoning. the termination is REALLY unusual. I