Hydroxylherderite, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Pack Rat Mine, Mt. Tule, Jacumba District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
A rare, unique, and fine combination specimen from the Pack Rat Mine of San Diego County. A sharp, lustrous, doubly terminated, 2.3 cm, off-white hydroxylherderite crystal is perched on the side of two, intergrown, glassy and translucent, smoky quartz crystals. Older material from the Chuck Houser Collection and it also comes with a 1960s/1970s era Dawson's Minerals label. Norm Dawson was the owner and operator of the White Queen Mine from 1948-1992.