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