Beryl (Var: Morganite)
White Queen Mine, Hiriart Mountain (Heriart; Heriot; Hiriat Hill), Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.4 x 3.9 cm
This is a lot of fine, pure gem morganite cutting rough from the personal collection of then-mine-owner Norm Dawson who owned this mine in its heyday of the 1960s-1970s. There are 6 specimens here weighing a total of 229 grams. The color is classic soft pink. The largest chunk measures 4.5 cm across.