Tantalite With Morganite
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 11.3 x 7.0 x 5.6 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
A surprising, very rare specimen featuring a very sharp, fine, 2-cm tantalite crystal in matrix with associated lepidolite and morganite. Tantalite crystals are rare, and of this quality extremely rare, from the County. The morganite is a bous - for free - as its at the other end of the specimen. For me, the treasure here is all the tantalite., an uncommon county species highly desired from here. I am very tempted to trim the specimen to two pieces, a nice small cab tantalite and a nice small cab with a morganite.