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.