Tourmaline / (Doubly-terminated “pencil”) / Locality - Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California

$1,400.00

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A rarely seen example of the classic “gem pencil” Tourmalines from the famous Himalaya Mine in San Diego County. The piece is from the collection of my brother, Brett Kosnar, who received it as a gift from my father in 1985. A beautiful, gemmy and lustrous pencil Tourmaline from the famous Himalaya Mine of California. The majority of the crystal is the classic Himalaya bubble gum pink, but small areas of green can be seen on each end. Even without backlighting, you can tell this is gemmy throughout. The Tourmaline is not repaired, and both terminations are in good condition, though one of them has a small area with an interrupted growth, but it is not damaged. As you can see from the photos there is a very thin sliver along the prism where the crystal was probably intergrown with another crystal, and they separated. It’s not damage, or a contact from mining, but what I would consider to be a “wrinkle” where it was obviously connected to something, even briefly, during its growth in the pocket. These specimens are beloved by collectors, and good ones are not easy to find on the market. A wonderful example of these classic specimens from California.

ex. Brett Kosnar collection

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California

Specimen Size: 4.6 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm (miniature)

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