Elbaite

Elbaite

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:10288
Locality: Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California
Dimensions: 12.0 x 14.0 x 7.5 cm

A premier-quality rubellite tourmaline from the famous Himalaya Mine in San Diego County, California. The size, perfection, and arrangement of these crystals is fantastic, and the color is a bright, vibrant pink, associated around the world with fine Himalaya mine elbaite. Two large, doubly-terminated crystals immediately draw the eye of the viewer towards them, and are complimented by a parallel "fan" or haystack of smaller, also doubly-terminated tourmaline crystals. Minor albite feldspar provides some color contrast. The specimen is a 'floater' with no matrix point of attachment; quite rare for the locality in this size and quality. This is a fabulous California tourmaline specimen that would be a highlight of any collection. From the noted collection of German collector Gerhard Wagner.
Repaired: 9x

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