Elbaite Tourmaline
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.03.2021 | Filed under:

Elbaite Tourmaline

Specimen # 200478
Mineral: Elbaite Tourmaline
Location: Little Three Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 4.3 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
Price: $400.00 CAD

Quantity:

1 in stock

Description

A dark green tourmaline with lustrous, striated prism faces and a flat pinacoidal termination. The green colour is zoned internally, with the darkest and least translucent near the termination and more green and translucent beginning about 1 cm from the termination. It looks almost black in modest lighting, and colour comes through with any amount of backlighting. In excellent condition overall with minor chipping.  A beautiful, classic trigonal California tourmaline.

From the Pete Richards collection, he acquired it on April 12, 1994 from Louis Spaulding.

 

Browse More Specimens from the Pete Richards Collection (click here)

About Pete Richards (click here)