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Sabre Springs, San Diego, San Diego Co., California, USA

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Sabre Springs is a community in the northeastern part of the city of San Diego, California. The foothills and mountain area around Van Dam Peak, NE of the confluence of the Los Peñasquitos and Chicarita creeks, just inside the original San Diego Corporate Boundary (E2 Sec. 16 T.13S R. 2W San Bernardino Meridian). Sabre Springs is located west of Poway, south of the Carmel Mountain Ranch, east of Rancho Penasquitos, and north of Miramar Ranch North, and Scripps Ranch.

Pegmatite veins containing pockets of smoky quartz crystals occurring within gabbroic and granitic rocks. Reported quartz discovery by Chuck Houser of Fallbrook, the exact location being unspecified other than somewhere along the north, west or southern side of the mountain area within a portion of land development likely occurring during the late 1990's. Single smoky quartz was described by Dr. Robert Lavinsky as a "sharp cluster of 2 intergrown xls" measuring 28x27x5mm; which was said to be sold for USD 35.00.

The area is located on private lands, some of which is set aside as open space and habitat mitigation for lands disturbed by suburban development.

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