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Tourmaline

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Description
Locality: 
Himalaya Mine, San Diego County, California, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm
Description

The crystal is double terminated with pyramidal end-points at the top, the faces are all lustrous and sharp terminated and the crystal shows an excellent translucency - it doesn´t need any bacj+klight to see the internal colors. At the bottom you can see a thin zoning of green, then dark pink - the middle area is pale green-yellow and finally you can see a red zoning along the upper end-points. The crystal is perched on a thin light vertical plate of matrix. The specimen was in the Klein-Panneton collection, a high-end gemstone collection in Toronto. Panneton raised the quality of his collection to an incredible level and gave me some of his specimen from his early time of collecting, but also this material is already on very high quality like the particular piece, selected with excellent taste and an eye for high aesthetic. Will come with his personal label. No significant damages to report.

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Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7
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