Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Tourmaline, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Cabinet, 10.0 x 9.8 x 7.0 cm
Cryo-Genie Mine (Cindy B-Cryogenie; Lost Valley Truck Trail prospect), Warner Springs, Warner Springs District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Recently released from the Chuck Houser collection, this is an important US beryl specimen. The aqua is 3 inches across, sharp, complete, and with some matrix behind and a "ball" of matrix on side with a little green tourmaline "pencil" as accent. Chuck's words to me were "Rob, this is the second or third best from the mine, most aesthetic, no repairs!! I hand picked it practically out of the pocket (Beryl Pocket, fall 2003). Color is good for what they are!" 10 x 9.8 x 7 cm