Beryl, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Tourmaline, Albite
Cryo-Genie Mine (Cindy B-Cryogenie; Lost Valley Truck Trail prospect), Warner Springs, Warner Springs District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 10.3 x 8.4 x 6.8 cm
An EXCELLENT and showy Cryo-Genie Mine CABINET combination piece from the Chris Korpi Collection. It features a large and glassy, 4.0 cm colorless beryl crystal nicely set in albite matrix with lustrous, smoky quartz crystals and gemmy, polychrome, pencil tourmalines to 2.0 cm. The beryl crystal was tested as cesium-rich, I am told by Korpi. The bit of edgewear on the beryl corner is certainly not detracting too much visually, but there is a small cleaved area up there on the top corner of the crystal. It is very gemmy and bright, and the contrast to matrix really highlights the colorlessness of the beryl. For the mine, this is absolutely superb in quality. 10.3 x 8.4 x 6.8 cm