Quartz, Montmorillonite
White Queen Mine, Hiriart Mountain (Heriart; Heriot; Hiriat Hill), Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 15.6 x 9.0 x 7.2 cm
Here is a BIG, FAT quartz crystal mined at the White Queen Mine in the 1950's in Pala, with inclusions on most of the faces of milky montmorillonite. The faces on the crystal are complete save one, and the bottom is technically terminated as well, having come loose in the pocket and then "healed" with small subterminations apparent. A scarce old specimen! 15.6 x 9.0 x 7.2cm