Morganite on Quartz
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Elizabeth R. Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. Irv Brown
This is a rather unusual beryl, consisting of a "bubbly" hexagonal barrel perched on quartz. The morganite is complete all around, and is quite gemmy and translucent, but has odd etchings and patterns characteristic of beryls form the Ukraine for those who have seen them, and seldom seen in California beryls. It is oddlooking, I admit, but all the more interesting for that fact. The morganite is repaired back to its natural matrix and the repair is a good one.