Tourmalines (Univ. of Arizona Coll.)

Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California
Miniature, 3.9 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm (largest) (2 Pieces)
Start Time: 05/29/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/02/2011 6:33:24 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A "gem" of a 2-piece deal of beautiful, gemmy and lustrous, bi-colored tourmalines from the famous Himalaya Mine. Both of the crystals have very gemmy, olive-green, lower sections followed by classic, pretty "Himalaya-pink" zones. A 2 mm, sharp and pretty, teal-blue zone lies just below the lustrous, frosted terminations of both crystals. Both are complete all-around and nearly pristine. The large crystal has very trivial termination edgewear and one spot of sidewear, while the smaller crystal has only trivial termination edgewear. These are classic, well-striated, polychrome beauties from this renowned locale. 37 grams total weight - 22 and 15 grams each. Ex Hubert de Monmonier & University of Arizona Museum Collections (definitely older pieces).

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