Spodumene (Var: Kunzite)
Pala Chief Mine (MS 6452; Chief Mine), Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm
A gemmy, doubly-terminated crystal of kunzite from California. It shows fine lilac color, and is extremely transparent through the center. Typical striations on the faces and jagged terminations, except of course for the one flat cleavage face this crystal has. Weighs 44 grams.