Limonite Ps. After Pyrite
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. William (Bill) Larson

A superb, sharp miniature with exceptional crystals of pyrite (rare for the County) which were replaced by the mineral limonite in perfect symmetry-preservation. These are very uncommon, and highly desired among county collectors. I am told that this is one of the very finest pieces from a small pocket found in the 1980s by mine owner Roland Reed.