Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Muscovite, Microcline
Little Three Mine (Little 3), Ramona District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 6.8 x 2.4 cm
This beautiful combination came from a pocket that was opened in July of 1982 at the Little Three. The small number of specimens of course long ago disappeared into collections, so you rarely see them anymore. At any rate - what you have is smoky quartz crystals with large, thick "books" of pseudo-hexagonal muscovite, on a matrix of spongy microcline. Ex. Jaime Bird Collection.