Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.4 x 0.7 cm
Though the Elizabeth R. Mine shares the same hill with the Pala Chief and other famous mines, it did not turn out specimens in the same quantities, and therefore specimens from this mine are dear to the hearts of California (and other) collectors. This is a floater crystal of kunzite, terminated on both ends and complete all around except for one edge cleave. It has light lilac color and good transparency. This hard-to-obtain specimen weighs 35 grams.