Other minerals

Tourmaline - An excellent crystal of tourmaline from the Himalaya Mine, San Diego County, California. This kind of coloration, showing both pink and green is called "watermelon tourmaline." The more common black variety is called "schorl." This tourmaline crystal is growing on the side of a clear quartz crystal. Although this specimen could be faceted for jewelry, many like to collect the naturallty-shaped crystls. The sides of these crystals are natural and were not faceted.

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