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Mineral Specimen #2139    Tourmaline, Quartz

Pala, San Diego County, California, USA

Ex. Steve Pullman

The interior of the main Tourmaline crystal on this specimen has pseudomorphed to some other white colored species. The Quartz is covered with a thin white coating of an unidentified material. Because there is a cleavage on the side of one of the terminations, it can be seen the Quartz is actually clear underneth the white coating. The Quartz consists of multiple crystals which are double terminated. The Tourmaline is an olive color and not terminated. For documentation, all that accompanied the specimen was a scrap of yellow lined paper which read 'Tourmaline and Quartz - Pala'.

8 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm


This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From California and Nevada | Tourmaline | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars