Cleavelandite on Albite
Little Three Mine, Ramona, San Diego County, California, USA
Miniature, 6.0 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
An unusual specimen that is, surprisingly, a specimen-worthy CLEAVELANDITE on its own merits....whereas the species is usually relegated to host rock or accent mineral and seldom the dominant feature of a nice piece. These lustrous, beige crystals form a wreath over the top of a thin albite crystal. Acquired from the collection of Tim Sherburn, who got it from Louis Spaulding Jr. (current owner of the mine made famous by his father) in 1993.