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Gem Star Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA - Photo Gallery

65W-Q0TSwinefordite : Li(Al,Li,Mg)4((Si,Al)4O10)2(OH,F)4·nH2O

Gem Star Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

Harvard Museum of Natural History specimen no. 108086. Label is 7 cm across. P. Cristofono photo.
Copyright: © 2007 Peter Cristofono      Photo ID: 122215     Uploaded by: Peter Cristofono   View Count: 476   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 550 x 544 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

north part of Stewart Dike & Gem Star

Gem Star Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

View of the northern portion of exposed Stewart pegmatite and the Gem Star workings. The northern boundary of the patented Stewart Lithia property generally ends at the point where the road stops.
Copyright: © Christopher Wentzell      Photo ID: 390387     Uploaded by: Christopher Wentzell   View Count: 286   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 948 x 713 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

Gem Star tunnel, 1992

Gem Star Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

View of the Gem Star mine tunnel, inactive and overgrown, 1992. Scan of original old negative.
Copyright: © Christopher Wentzell      Photo ID: 394578     Uploaded by: Christopher Wentzell   View Count: 132   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5184 x 3360 pixels (17.4 Mpix)

3PU-8HRElbaite : Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Gem Star Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

A "frozen" pink elbaite tourmaline with light greenish blue termination from the underground workings of the Gem Star lode, found about 1990. The crystal is 3.5 x 1.2 cm.
Copyright: © Christopher Wentzell      Photo ID: 402915     Uploaded by: Christopher Wentzell   View Count: 141   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2048 x 1536 pixels (3.1 Mpix)
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