San Diego Pegmatite Minerals

A small batch of interesting minerals from the pegmatites of San Diego Co., California.


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C574 - Kunzite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574a.jpg] Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574b.jpg] Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574c.jpg]

Gemmy, etched Kunzite crystal with good medium pink color. One edge is cleaved, double terminated.


C575 - Helvite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 100681)
Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575a.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575b.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575c.jpg]

Pair of Helvite crystals on matrix from San Diego Co. There are 2 crystals, largest is 1cm on edge. These are rare for San Diego, or anywhere in California. Ex. Curtis Wilbur collection, and pictured on Mindat, photo number 638291.


C576 - Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 8.0 x 5 cm


Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576a.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576b.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576c.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576d.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576e.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576f.jpg]

Very interesting specimen, and uncommon to have both Tourmaline and Kunzite together on matrix. There is red Tourmaline on both sides, including larger crystals and numerous small crystals. The Kunzite crystals is 2.7cm. Ex. Curtis Wilbur collection.


C577 - Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.6 x 3 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c577a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c577b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c577c.jpg]

Large single crystal, wide and flat, pink with a green cap. Some slight edge chipping but overall in great condition. Weighs 61 grams and appears to have some transparent cutting rough inside. Ex Garth Bricker collection.


C579 - Topaz $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579a.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579b.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579c.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579d.jpg]

Terminated blue Topaz crystal from the famous Little 3 Mine. Great luster and transparency. One side contacted/etched, otherwise undamaged.


C580 - Stibiotantalite $ 500 (=~ ¥ 52990)
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 1.1 cm


Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580a.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580b.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580c.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580d.jpg]

Thin fragment of Feldspar with an attached 2.3cm Stibiotantalite crystal. The crystal is double-terminated, yellow/brown in color, and transluscent in areas. It has some damage along the outer edge. This is a rarity from the Himalyaya Mine and in the upper size range for the locality. There are also smaller Stibiotanalites and pink Tourmaline attached to the Feldspar. Ex Garth Bricker collection from the 1970s-1980s.


C581 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495) SOLD
Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c581a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c581b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c581c.jpg]

Tourmaline crystals with purple Lepidolite on Feldspar. Main crystal is pink with a green cap and 1.7cm tall.


C582 - Tourmaline var. Achroite $ 30 (=~ ¥ 3179) SOLD
Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Tourmaline var. Achroite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c582a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Achroite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c582b.jpg]

Rare colorless Tourmaline crystal section. Ex. R. Lebduska collection.



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