Tourmaline (Var: Rubellite), Albite
Malkhan pegmatite field (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Miniature, 4.8 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
A pristine, gemmy and lustrous, raspberry-red tourmaline crystal accented with a bit of albite on the back from Malkhan, Russia. The upper portion of the crystal is particulary gemmy and the pyramidal termination is simply exceptional.