Champion Mine, Mono County, California, USA
Miniature, 5.1 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm
Ex. Al Ordway

A sharp rutile crystal from the old Champion Spark Plugs' titanium mine in the mountains of Mono County, this is a rare, aesthetic matrix piece! The crystal is 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm in size, and is doubly-terminated. In strong lighting, it is a definite metallic red color. This is a significant, and highly displayable, piece for the old locale and they are seldom seen for sale today. This locality produced the titanium used in so much American industry of the time, and is a historic mine. From the Al Ordway Collection.