Tourmaline Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Thumbnail, 2.9 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
Ex. William Panczner

A classic from San Diego County, This is from the older Queen Mine finds, and probably dates to prior to the 1972 bluecap pocket. Such crystals were found as far back as the late 1800s, and mostly sent to China to be cut. As a fine thumbnail, this is a rare survivor. It has a unique pink color, different from the more common Himalaya Mine material. From the award-winning thumbnail collection of Sharon and William Panczner, author of the book Minerals Of Mexico, and last seen and exhibited in the 1960s

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