Schorl in Quartz (Floater!)
Sage Mine, near Hemet, Riverside County, California, USA
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.0 x 0.6 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
An exquisite and sharp quartz crystal that is terminated ALL AROUND and shaped more like a sphene than a quartz. It has rich inclusions of jet black schorl crystals running inside. One side is glassy and the other dull, but overall it is quite transparent. This unusual specimen is the only such I have seen, and was included in the collection because the mine is really in the same pegmatite belt, though in the adjacent county. A purchase made by Tim Sherburn from the late Pomona club show in 1995