Tourmaline, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
A gemmy and lustrous multi-colored Himalaya tourmaline with a nicely attached bit of milky-white cleavelandite. The lower half of the crystal is watermelon-colored on the outside and has a green core. The upper half is a rich cranberry-color. Part of one side and part of the pyramidal termination is etched away, making for an interesting specimen. The backlit photos highlight the color variations. 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm