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English: Tourmaline (Var.: Rubellite)
Locality: Stewart Mine (MS 6162; Stewart Lithia), Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala; Queen), Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 4.3 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm.
This is a 52-gram crystal of intense pink tourmaline, the hue the Stewart mine was famous for in the early 1900s for carving rough - most of which went to China and got carved up. Although the mine produced these sporadically through later years, classic ultra-pink Stewart crystals like this are rarely available now. This particular piece is from the George Elling tourmaline collection, and is complete all around except a small portion of a back flange which is broken off, and a very trivial bit of edge wear on the back side around that point. It is pristine from the display view and sides. To those who know the color firsthand, this is not just a normal pink color like from the Himalaya Mine or Brazil. It is distinct, immediately recognizable to the trained eye.
Deutsch: Turmalin (Var.: Rubellit)
Fundort: Stewart Mine (MS 6162; Stewart Lithia), Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala; Queen), Pala District, San Diego County, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 4.3 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-214668.html
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