Tourmaline on Feldspar ex. Saller coll.
- Himalaya Mine, San Diego County, California
- Cabinet, 12.7 x 7.7 x 7.5 cm
- Start Time: 06/13/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 06/23/2009 6:21:54 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
One rarely sees matrix Himalaya tourmalines, that are not repaired, or have just minimal matrix in any case. This is a large pocket piece of feldpsar and quartz, with attached cleavelandite as well, that is 760 grams. It features a well-terminated 4.5 cm crystal smack in the middle of the specimen. The smoky quartz adds a very nice accent, as they sit behind the tourmaline. Overall, a VERY impressive display quality, matrix Himalaya piece! From the collection of a German collector who specialized in Himalaya material, that I purchased only recently, this is its first release to the market since it was mined some 20-30 years ago