Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Albite
Oceanview Mine (MS 6452; MS 6848; Ocean View), Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.4 x 3.4 cm
A large find of aquamarine and morganite was made at the Ocean View Mine of San Diego County in late 2007. This is the first large find of San Diego County pegmatite material in several years. This showy and excellent piece consists of two, very gemmy and glassy, light blue aqua crystals capped by massive albite. The equant crystals have complex pinacoidal terminations. The major crystal faces are damage-free. This is highly representative material of the species and locality of this major new find.