Dragon Minerals - Update January 20, 2019

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30771: Tourmaline
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Small cabinet - 6.1 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm (2.4 x 1.0 x 0.9 inches)
Weight - 89 grams
Specimen status: Sold

At first this doubly-terminated tourmaline may appear to be dark green or nearly black, but when illuminated (especially when backlit), the crystal is revealed to be nearly completely translucent, with blue, green, black, and (mostly) yellow-green color zones (last photo). Both terminations are flat; one is square to the sides while the other is beveled. Mined 1973 or earlier. The flat termination has a small chip but otherwise the crystal is in excellent condition and complete all around. Sits equally nicely for display on either termination or a side.

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