Tourmaline with Lepidolite (Robert Whitmore Coll.)

Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California
Miniature, 4.4 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
Start Time: 11/28/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/03/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A classic and unusual, Himalaya "pink" tourmaline. This gemmy and lustrous, well-striated crystal has gemmy, lavender, lepidolite crystals embedded on all three sides. Both terminations were broken by pocket foces, but have rehealed, making this a doubly terminated crystal. One termination regrew a different color of pink and has cleavelandite blades, lepidolite and cookeite crystals embedded in it. The other termination has a very slight regrowth. Older material from the 1960s to early 80s. Ex Robert Whitmore Collection # 47. 45 grams.

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