Tourmaline (Var: Rubellite)
Malkhan pegmatite field (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
A translucent-to-transparent, bright pink crystal of tourmaline from the Malkhan gem tourmaline deposit in Russia, which as been producing a trickle of tourmalines, never in quantity This crystal is complete all around and lustrous, with a fine termination, though with a bit of wear around the termination edge. Weighs 24 grams.