Tourmaline, Orthoclase, Albite
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 8.6 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm
This specimen demonstrates extremely well the pocket contents of a zoned pegmatite. A sharp 9 cm baveno-twinned orthoclase crystal is surrounded by shiny white blades of albite, minor pink lepidolite, and a gemmy pencil of elbaite var. rubellite which measures 3.5 cm in length. Wow! Find a better Himalaya feldspar for the size?! 8.6 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm