Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Beryl (Var: Morganite), Beryl, Tourmaline
Cryo-Genie Mine (Cindy B-Cryogenie; Lost Valley Truck Trail prospect), Warner Springs, Warner Springs District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm
A remarkable and to our knowledge unique specimen recovered in November 2003 while mining the "Beryl Pocket" at this new mine in northern San Diego. This mine has produced some wonderful material, but each pocket seems to be both frustratingly small and unique in nature compared to the last so the odds are good this will not be duplicated anytime soon. The tourmalines, in person, have some green color to them. Also, the beryl is alternately pinkish or bluish in color depending on both lighting and orientation of the c-axis. It seems tha tmost of the pink is centered around the c-axis and is stronger near the top of the specimen, with the more blue zone around the outer half of the diameter and stronger near the base as shown. BETTER In PERSON! Also, in person you would see that this has glassy luster and is obviously a MAJOR San Diego County Specimen! 6.7 x 4.7 x 4.7 cm