Quartz, Elbaite
Tourmaline Queen Mine (MS 6458; Tourmaline Queen No. 3), Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala; Queen), Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 12.0 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm
A large, extremely transparent quartz crystal, with silky faces, upon which have grown a number of teal-blue tourmaline crystals (the two main ones, with terminations intact). There is a ding on top of the quartz crystal, but other than that it is in very good shape, and is complete all around. The photo makes it look yellow like citrine, but it is not in person. Large, impressive, and a really unusual specimen for this mine. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection.