Tourmaline var. Rubellite with Albite and Lepidolite
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

This is a really fine, large crystal of classic Himalaya Mine Rubellite. This crystal is unrepaired and doubly-terminated! The color is a vibrant pink, the luster is good to very good, and the Tourmaline crystal is quite gemmy. Complete all around, this 90 gram Rubellite is a significant piece for the size and overall quality from a mine that really was, in its day, an important and historic Tourmaline mine. It probably dates to 1980s finds here.