Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon Tourmaline on a white matrix.

Minerals: Elbaite (a variety of Tourmaline) on Albite matrix. Bi-color specimens like this are often called ‘Watermelon Tourmaline’, though in this case it’s reverse-watermelon since the pink is on the outside and green on the inside.
– Specimen Size: 7 x 5 x 4 cm (appr.)
– Found: Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, San Diego Co., California, U.S.
Photo: Leo Jahaan

 

Rich pink tourmaline coats a bluish-green tourmaline.

Minerals: Elbaite (a variety of Tourmaline) on Albite matrix.
– Specimen Size: 7 x 5 x 4 cm (appr.)
– Found: Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, San Diego Co., California, U.S.
Photo: Leo Jahaan