Columbite-(Mn), Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Muscovite
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

This is an extremely rare specimen, the best Chuck knows of, from one of the more interesting mines in San Diego County. It features a very equant, sharp, and surprisingly attractive crystal of the rare species Manganocolumbite perched aesthetically on matrix. Ex. Chuck Houser Collection.