Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Toenail, 2.9 x 2.7 x 0.4 cm
A shocking locality specimen! This came out of a small pocket hit recently (2002) by mine owner Roland Reed. It is a vivid hue and has great glassy luster to it. It is completely terminated atop and is complete all around except for a few small trivial cleaves along the right edge. I am told there were under 20 pieces of even remotely any quality in the history of the mine, of which this pocket was the best producer. 2.9 x 2.7 x 0.4 cm