Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Albite, Muscovite
Little Three Mine (Little 3), Ramona District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 11.4 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm
The Little Three Mine in California has a special place in the heart of many collectors. This is a large combo specimen, with two lustrous, transparent smoky quartz crystals and books of shiny muscovite, intergrown with albite. There is a small, bright orange gemmy spessartine you can see sitting on one of the muscovites. Ex. Chris Korpi San Deigo collection.