Monticellite With Idocrase
Crestmore quarries, Crestmore, Riverside Co., California
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
A rich specimen with sharp, freestanding monticellite crystals to over 1 cm, perched on semilustrous brown vesuvianite (idocrase) crystals. Al Ordway self-collected this in 1974. This lcoale produced superb examples of the species, very rare elsewhere. Few pieces I have seen are so large and displayable as this.