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Elbaite (Rubellite) with Lepidolite
stock #AX-7-233-(646)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $650
new year 2021

A fine, super colorful thumbnail Tourmaline from the Larry White collection. Great condition, gemmy transparency and vivid pink to red color that contrast with the purple Lepidolite. This is currently mounted on one of Larry's handmade wooden bases but it can easily be removed if desired. A slight bend near the termination and some color zoning add extra interest. In addition the crystal shows a very good dichroic color shift in polarized light. Choice small thumbnail. A classic USA gem crystal, esthetic, and even nicer in person.

Elbaite -unusual color
stock #AX-7-(1144)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
1.8 x .6 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130
Worldwide mix summer

A cute Tourmaline thumbnail ex Larry White collection that has a very unusual color and becomes colorless when rotated in polarized light. This is undamaged and very transparent (the photos do not show the transparency well). A nice, glassy little gem crystal that is very unusual for the locale.

Elbaite on Quartz
stock #14.1-185
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
3 x 1.9 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240
Worldwide mix summer

A fine thumbnail zoned Tourmaline on a doubly terminated Quartz crystal from the classic Himalaya Mine. The Elbaite has a sharp termination on one end but the bottom is incomplete, otherwise sharp and in perfect undamaged condition. Older specimen with a pastel pink body to a dark green cap. Displays well from several angles.

SOLD Elbaite - Multicolor Gem crystal
stock #SOLD 17.1-277 (A7)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
1.6 x .9 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


A fine thumbnail Tourmaline with super clarity and strong deep color. An older (1970 vintage) Himalaya mine specimen that is clearly more vibrant than typically available. No damage and a nice termination but still very affordable.

Elbaite with Lepidolite
stock #AX-30-023
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
5.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $1850


Unusually clear gem grade and with much better than usual color intensity. This is the classic look and habit of the Himalaya mine, but in exceptional condition and quality. No repairs and very close to perfect condition damage-wise (just one chip about .5 millimeter that is clearly not distracting or easy to see). This is an old specimen, far better in person, and far better than most of this size and type.

Elbaite (unusual multi-color tourmaline)
stock #A7-158-(534)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
4.8 x .8 CM (miniature)
price: $270
Spring 2014

An older stacked growth multi-color crystal cluster ex Larry White collection. There are several individual terminations on this piece and all are perfect, undamaged. With good magnification it is also possible to see several tiny side car crystals that have blue terminations! The color sequence and habit is unusual for the Himalaya mine, the blue terminations however are distinctive. This specimen is at least 45 years old.

Elbaite (very unusual form)
stock #A7-253-(263)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
5.8 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1750
Spring 2014

A remarkably formed Elbaite "lollypop tourmaline" from early mining at the Himalaya (San Diego CA). Ex Larry White collection, this is said to be an illustrated/ published specimen in both a pen and ink drawing illustration and a black and white photo, but I do not know where this was published. If anyone knows I would love to find out. The piece is formed of 2 complete crystals that grew flat on a matrix (they are undamaged but the entire backside is a natural contact) to form an esthetic sculpture. The top crystal termination faces forward perched in notch atop a pink and green stalk. Resembling a stop sign or a lollypop this is clearly a very different arrangement! Good color with gemmy areas, nice luster and with a form that will stand out even in a crowded collection of tourmaline.

HOLD Elbaite -(unusual gem crystal)
stock #HOLD A7-181-(144)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
2.8 x 1.4 CM (small miniature)
price: $380
Spring 2013

This looks at first glance like a cute Beryl crystal with a mint green color, but it is an unusual older Tourmaline from the Himalaya Mine. Sharp, complete, glassy and odd! In some light it looks more blue green and is 100 percent gem grade. Ex. Larry White collection, and not a typical California Elbaite at all!