Reward mine, Inyo Mountains, Inyo County, California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.6 x 2.2 cm
A very choice specimen of unusually good size and richness for the recent pockets found over 2007-2009 at this remote, long-forgotten locality. The main crystals in the middle are 7 and 5 mm in size. The piece is quite rich overall, and those sizes are fairly good for freestanding caledonite from this locality. Of course, the mineral is rare from ANY locale in this quality, for that matter. Found in late 2008, these are modern classics for the species, surely the best material found in the US in some time (decades). This piece has a rich covering, and is nice to look at beyond its reference value. Joe Budd photos