TGMS 2008 - The Tourmaline Queen MineLast Updated: 6th Apr 2008
By Jolyon Ralph
Bill Larson in front of the case (which he organized) of Blue Cap Tourmalines from The Tourmaline Queen Mine, California - Tucson Show 2008
The Tourmaline Queen Mine, San Diego County, California is rightly famous for the spectacular blue-cap Elbaite tourmaline crystals found there.
Many of these specimens were collected by Pala International in 1972 - including this one, one of the most famous of these is the 'Rabbit Ears' which is currently in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Here are two views of it:
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