Schorl, Quartz, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Microcline
Vanderberg Mine (MS 5391; Vanderburg; Vandenburg; Naylor-Vanderburg; K.C. Naylor Mine; Sickler; Naylor Rock), Hiriart Mountain (Heriart; Heriot; Hiriat Hill), Pala District, San Di
Cabinet, 10.8 x 1.5 x 6.0 cm
A very showy cluster of lustrous, striated schorl crystals aesthetically attached to the side of this SIGNIFICANT CABINET combination specimen from an UNCOMMON San Diego County pegmatite - Naylor Rock near Pala. A large, lustrous and terminated smoky quartz crystal is set in bladed cleavelandite along with a large, partial microcline crystal. The smoky and microcline are contacted, but this remains a highly representative combo piece from a famous mine. Naylor Rock is any OLD term (used by Kunz in 1905!) and is actually part of the Vanderberg dike workings. Ex. Chuck Houser Collection.