Morganite on Quartz
Cabinet, 15.1 x 11.0 x 7.5 cm
Elizabeth R Mine, San Diego County, California, USA
Ex. Chuck Houser
This specimen features a dramatic 3 x 2 inch morganite hanging off the side of a smoky quartz. association pieces, and good morganite of any kind for that matter, is uncommon in San Diego except for the famous White Queen Mine (and even there, not THAT cmmon) ! The morganite is complete on the front, contacted and partially recrystallized on the back. Morganite from County is usually rather etched, as well. But, not this one. A remarkable display specimen found by Roland Reed and passed on to Chuck in the 1990s.