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Elbaite tourmaline (Ref: TN275)

Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California, USA
24mm x 17mm x 14mm
minID: 5AL-LPA
This is a nice terminated bi-color Elbaite tourmaline, ranging from light green with a thin pink cap. It measures 24 x 15 x 14 mm, weighs 10.7 grams, and is missing a portion of the termination. It is much gemmier in person than the photos captured.
This tourmaline is more than just a beautiful specimen - it is a piece of history. The owner of the Himalaya Mine (before Pala Properties International, and before Ralph Potter) was looking to sell both the Himalaya Mine and a large group of tourmalines produced by the mine for shipment to China. Ed Swoboda, wanted to buy both but didn't have the money, so he ended up buying the tourmaline crystals. This specimen is from this group, and from the early history of the mine. This is a chance to get a piece of history from the classic period of the world famous Himalaya Mine!

ex. Ed Swoboda specimen

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See Also

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$200
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$155
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Elbaite tourmaline with Lepidolite
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$995
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Elbaite
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$188 *
22mm x 20mm x 20mm
Elbaite -gem Tourmaline
Usakos, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia
$160
27mm x 9mm x 9mm
Elbaite -unusual color
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$130
18mm x 6mm x 7mm
Elbaite - multi color classic Tourmaline
Pala, San Diego Co., California, United States
$420
40mm x 14mm x 12mm
pink gem TOURMALINE var. ELBAITE
Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
$145
57mm x 10mm x 8mm
Elbaite on Quartz
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, United States
$240
30mm x 19mm x 16mm
Elbaite - etched dark green tourmaline
Barra do Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
$160
53mm x 49mm x 34mm
gem TOURMALINE var. ELBAITE, LEPIDOLITE
Pederneira mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
$180
34mm x 20mm x 15mm
Elbaite (unusual multi-color tourmaline)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California, United States
$270
48mm x 8mm x 0mm
gem TOURMALINE var. ELBAITE bi-color
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan
$80
22mm x 3mm x 3mm
Tourmaline
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA
$150
36mm x 30mm x 20mm
* price is an approximate conversion and may not be accurate.

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