Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.4 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm
Known primarily for its wonderful tourmaline specimens, the Himalaya Mine also produced a plethora of much rarer species like this beryllium borate: a hambergite specimen. The piece has a satiny luster and possesses a creamy white color. This remarkable crystal is euhedral, doubly terminated and is a floater as well. It is entirely translucent and the crystal form is very interesting and sculptural. Ex. Bill Larson Collection.