Quartz Included By Montmorillonite (Set)
White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California, USA
Large Cabinet, 18.0 x 10.0 x 4.3 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
A classic association for the mine, and I think unique, these pink-included quartzes are set up nicely on the same base for display. This set is one of the most beautiful and balanced such examples I have seen, out of a County collection. It is a matched set consisting of both halves of a large crystal (itself, a floater!). The smaller section fits snugly atop the larger, and you can see that the crystal then tapered off at that lower edge, so nothing is missing on the shorter half. The color is very good for this material, and the polish is of high quality (unusually so). Size given is for the largest crystal half. They come displayed together on a shared lucite base.