Spodumene var. Kunzite
Vanderberg Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Lyman House Museum
In the late 1940s, George Ashley discovered a large cache of kunzite at the Vanderberg mine. I believe that this doubly terminated, lustrous and gemmy, rich pink crystal is from that time. It then ended up in a collection in Hawaii, and comes with a museum display label. A beautifully 3-dimensional, hot pink example of San Diego county kunzite from an unusual find! Ex. Lyman House Museum in Hilo, Hawaii. 92 grams.