Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Tourmaline, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Cryo-Genie Mine (Cindy B-Cryogenie; Lost Valley Truck Trail prospect), Warner Springs, Warner Springs District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 10.0 x 9.8 x 7.0 cm
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