Beryl (Var: Morganite), Lepidolite

Specimen ID: XDN-236

Beryl (Var: Morganite) : Be3Al2(Si6O18)
As recorded:
Tourmaline King Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain, Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
Mindat locality:
3.7cm x 2.7cm x 1.6cm

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3.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm. A very old, very sharp morganite crystal that makes for a fine small miniature. It is unusually gemmy and well-formed, for this locality, complete save s bit of damage at the top-right-rear of the termination. A small hint of purple lepidolite included in the base narrows the mine origin to the Pala region, corresponding with the old labels stating "Pala" as locality. Bill then narrowed it down to King Mine. This was in the Scott Williams collection by 1958. Weighs 26 grams. Ex. William Larson Collection.
Robert Lavinsky - 4th September 2009
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