Rubellite mineral specimens collected from San Diego, California. Rubellite is a beautiful red variety of tourmaline; a highly prized and rare mineral. These slender columnar crystals are a raspberry pink colour and are attached to a quartz matrix which has a feint purple hue. In the USA ( where this material comes from ) Native Americans would use this pink tourmaline as funeral gifts. The minerals stand proudly, mounted (attached with glue) on a polystyrene base within a 1.5" x 1.5" card tray, information label attached. These specimens would be suited for geologists, collectors or simply those interested in mineralogy looking for an attractive and rare display piece.