Miniature, 3.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm
King Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA

A very old, very sharp morganite crystal that makes for a cute small miniature. It is unusually gemmy and well-formed, for this locality, complete save s bit of damage at the top-right-rear of the termination. A small hint of purple lepidolite included in the base narrows the mine origin to the Pala region, correspoding with the old labels stating "Pala" as locality. Bill then narrowed it down to King Mine. This was in the Scott Williams collection by 1958. 26 grams