Morganite on Albite With Lepidolite
Large Cabinet, 17.0 x 13.8 x 4.4 cm
Katerina Mine, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
An unusual locality piece from this mine chiefly known for its quartz, and rather small in size. This specimen hosts 3 beryl crystals. The upper one is a gemmy, pale pink morganite, 3 cm across, showing its full window-like hexagonal face to the viewer. A larger, barrel-shaped crystal of 3.5 cm is at the midpoint of the specimen. These both have a pale pink color. The hexagonal crystal smack in the middle is more colorless, and could be called a goshenite. Unusual locality piece.