Dragon Minerals - November 23, 2022 Update

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10456: Quartz and Tourmaline - $14
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm
124 grams
Specimen status: Available
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This specimen is dominated by a 6.0 cm, translucent to transparent, lightly smoky quartz crystal. This quartz is complete except for a small chip on the back. A terminated tourmaline crystal, measuring 2.4 cm in length and grown on the front of the quartz, is mostly green with a little pink at the tip. This tourmaline features a slight kink, caused by breakage (perhaps tectonic) and heal. Massive to crystalline (platy albite) feldspar is also seen. Ignoring the usual contacts, the aforementioned quartz chip is the limit of the specimen's damage.

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