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Mineral Specimen No. 70615:
Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California.

This mineral specimen of Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Detailed information on mineral for sale No. 70615:

Mineral Species: Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite.
Location of mineral deposit: Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California.
Description: Lustrous transparent pink rubellite tourmaline crystals, the pink gem variety of elbaite tourmaline, with a single 2 mm lilac-colored lepidolite mica crystal on the termination. Brown pocket clay is in crevices between the rubellite crystals. No damage is visible to the unaided eye, but minor damage is visible under 20x magnification. Collected ca. 1990. Total weight: 3.19 grams.
Overall size of mineral specimen: 27x8x6 mm.
Size of individual crystals: 2-27 mm
Price: $75 (plus shipping).

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Mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Detail view of mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Detail view of mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Detail view of mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with Lepidolite for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

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