- Morganite on Quartz With Lepidolite
- Cabinet, 9.7 x 8.7 x 8.5 cm
- Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
- Ex. William (Bill) Larson
Morganite from this mine is, typically, admixed with aquamarine and of pale color. This is an unusual specimen with barrel-shaped hexagonal crystals, extremely gemmy and clean inside, to 3.5 cm. The horizontal crystal, 3.5-cm across, is complete and doubly-terminated. The slightly fatter crystal, approx 3 x 3 x 3 cm in size, has a conchoidal shallow, curving break on its upper edge of the termination. Neverthless it displays well and the piece overall is good for the mine.