Schorl With Spessartine, Albite, Quartz
Little Three Mine, near Ramona, San Diego County, California, USA
Large Cabinet, 17.5 x 13.5 x 9.3 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
This specimen is a rare LARGE schorl and matrix piece from the mine. As a bonus it has a sharp 1.5 cm Spessartine crystal sitting within the cast of a former, larger crystal, perched on beautiful and marge matrix of albite and schorls. For the matrix, itself, this is a classic specimen and you rarely see such in large size. Most larger pieces from here are quite broken up. This is an old piece from Louis Spaulding, the mine owner. Stabilized with a little glue injected into a seam in back, but not repaired. In person, it is much more dramatic and really an immediately recognizable locality piece with impact in person