Schorl With Quartz
Fano Mine, Riverside County, California, USA
Large Cabinet, 16.1 x 5.6 x 4.9 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
For me, this is the ultimate "locality piece" because it is so shockingly good for a locality you would not expect to see hardly anything major from, that it can stand for the species on its own merits in competition with the more productive and famous locales in Pakistan or Brazil. I cannot say I have seen a better schorl from North America, and most people think this pocket really DID produce the best we will see of the species in our country, at the least. Collected by Al Ordway in the mid 1980s and exchanged to Bill Larson soon after it was found. NEVER on the open market until now. This is a superb clustere, without any repairs.