Tourmaline in gem Lepidolite
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm

Lovely combination piece featuring Tourmaline and Lepidolite from San Diego! The Tourmaline has a very attractive dusty-rose color, and the gemminess and striated luster are both excellent. The Tourmaline, which is not terminated, is intergrown with a superb book of gemmy, purple Lepidolite. The aesthetics are very good, and this choice, highly desirable pegmatitic combination piece is even better in person. I cannot recall ever seeing such a unique Himalaya Mine thumbnail specimen.