The colors in this tourmaline are incredible. The base of the crystal starts with a pale blue/green which turns to a pink color in the center of the crystal. A slightly more intense blue green follows and leads to the ultimate thin cap of blue. The crystal is transparent. Overall length of this crystal is 3.9 cm. It comes fromPederneira Mine, Sao Jose do Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It was original purchased by a private collector in the mid 80’s.
This specimen is a classic from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA. As shown in the photos it varies from pink to green and is translucent. Both ends of the crystal are terminated. There are three small groups of lavender/pink lepidolite on the crystal. It was recently acquired from a private collection in California.
Two parallel crystals. Both are well terminated. Several smaller tourmaline crystals project outwards from the main crystal at the base. Color ranges from pink at the base and somewhat in the core to an apple green top of the crystal. Overall length of this group is 7.7 cm! This specimen is from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan.
I found this specimen is a small rock shop in Rolla, Missouri. We stopped there on our recent trip to California. The store is closing and the owner pulled this out of his old basement stock. It is from The Navidad Mine, Rodeo Municipality, Durango Mexico. (yes this is the same location that many wonderful credits have come from).The fluorites are pale lavender/purple translucent octahedral crystals. They sit and display nicely across the matrix. The largest crystal is approximately 2.0 x 1.8 cm.