Beryl (Var: Morganite)
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm
A very rare morganite from this small mine better known for aquamarines and the occasional tourmaline. Three graduated-size, gemmy and lustrous, tabular morganite crystals are intergrown in an interesting en echelon pattern. Three and one-half sides of the piece are well-crystallized. This is a large, highly representative and rare morganite from this locale. Ex. Chuck Houser Collection. Weighs 240 grams.