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    Elbaite Doubly Terminated with Albite var Cleavelandite
    Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA

    "A single doubly terminated pink tourmaline with a thin green termination on one end with a little albite and lepidolite on one side. Bought the specimen when he was running the mine with Ed Swaboda [sic] and had a lot of tourmaline."
    - Rock H. Currier

    "He" presumably being Bill Larson: a Pala Properties partner. Good pink body color with that tiny, little green band on one of the terminations found on some Himalaya crystals, accompanied by a few blades of Cleavelandite at one end of the stout prism. It has a custom labeled base.
    Overall Measurements: 3.5 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches (9.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: Bought from Pala Properties (Bill Larson) [RHC #5538, acquired 1989]

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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