Manganocolumbite, Cleavelandite, Muscovite
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm
Elizabeth R. Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California, USA

This is an extremely rare critter, 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.