Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.6 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson

A very strange, doubly-terminated, floater crystal of hambergite. This is of a relatively large size for the locality! Hambergite crystals are rare in general and these once ranked among the largest known. Now surpassed by material from Afghanistan and Brazil, they still are among the best of the US, and have a distinct habit and style. This one, though, is unusual even by Himalaya standards. I suspect it is twinned as well