Dragon Minerals - Update January 28, 2019

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10033: Tourmaline, Fluorapatite, Quartz, and Microcline - $125
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Cabinet - 12.7 x 9.0 x 8.5 cm (5.0 x 3.5 x 3.3 inches)
Weight - 970 grams (2.14 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

An opaque gray, naturally corroded microcline crystal -- quite typical for the Himalaya Mine - hosts tourmaline, fluorapatite, and quartz crystals. The most important tourmaline is a thin doubly terminated gemmy pencil, 5.6 cm in length, which bridges two of the quartz crystals. One half of the tourmaline is green while the rest is pink. 1.2 cm light pink fluorapatite resides near the pink tourmaline termination (middle of the last photo). The quartz crystals are lightly smoky, mostly transparent to translucent, all terminated, and reach 4 cm in length. Three of these smokies form a cluster which holds the pink end of the tourmaline pencil. One microcline face is incomplete, but otherwise no damage is seen. A very nice Himalaya Mine mineral combination specimen, with interesting form. Displays quite easily on the microcline face, as shown.

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