Elbaite Crystals – Variety Rubellite – Himalaya Mine

$25.00

1 in stock

Description

This elbaite crystal is from the Himalaya Mine at Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, USA. It has 77 different mineral species including elbaite. Elbaite is a type of tourmaline that contains the elements Na, Li, Al, Si, B, and  H. Pure crystals are colorless but it can be found in a variety of colors depending on the trace elements incorporated in the crystal lattice.This specimen is the pink variety called rubellite.  It is a double terminated crystal with an etched surface at the rear or base where the former matrix attachment was. It measures 30 x 15 x 10 mm.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz

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