Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 3.4 x 3.4 cm
Little Three Mine (Little 3), Ramona District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Well-known author and collector John Sinkankas self-collected this fine smoky quartz on cleavelandite from the famous Little Three Mine in 1965. The unusually blocky, complete all-around smoky has excellent luster and is very transparent/glassy. The smoky quartz is beautifully perched on a bed of bladed cleavelandite.