Beryl (Var: Morganite)
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
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 cm
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