- Elbaite Tourmaline With Lepidolite and Cleavelandite
- Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
- Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm
- Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
A beautiful, gemmy and lustrous pencil Tourmaline from the famous Himalaya Mine of California. The crystal is the classic Himalaya "watermelon-pink," and it is gemmy throughout. The Elbaite is well-complemented by crystals of lavender Lepidolite and bladed Cleavelandite. The upper termination is complete, and it is contacted at the bottom. As is commonly the case with pegmatite Tourmalines from San Diego, there is one crack (repaired) resulting from geologic movement in the pocket. A classic, watermelon-pink, Himalaya tourmaline, but with exceptional aesthetics because of the associations! 13 grams.