Beryl (Var: Morganite)
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 cm
Blue Lady Mine (Blue Tourmaline claim; San Diego group; Blue Bell deposit; Blue Bell Mine), Chihuahua Valley, Warner Springs District, San Diego Co., California, USA
This important locality specimen features two very pink morganites adjoining one another on albite matrix. The larger crystal measures 6 x 5 cm. Acquired from the important San Diego collection of Chuck Houser in 2003. For size and price range, it is an excellent SD beryl, morganite no less, from a small quartz prospect called the Blue Lady because it initially produced odd quartz with blue inclusions. 9.7 x 7.7 x 5.9 cm