Lepidolite and Albite on Feldspar
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm
This lepidolite is among the deepest saturated specimens I have ever seen from this venerable, and now closed tourmaline mine. Adding to this piece is that the lepidolite crystals are on gray feldspar matrix. Superb example of this normally not-so-interesting species!