Tourmaline (Var: Rubellite)
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
For the Himalaya, this tourmaline crystal out of the Elling Collection is about as gemmy as they come! It really is the TOP for this mine. What is more, this crystal is DOUBLY-TERMINATED, with no contacts or damage! The terminations are just perfect. You can see some little accenting lepidolites around the sides. Weighs 15 grams.