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English: Albite, Beryl, Quartz
Locality: White Queen Mine, Hiriart Mountain (Heriart; Heriot; Hiriat Hill), Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: cabinet, 10.1 x 9.6 x 9.5 cm
Morganite on Albite and Quartz
This important specimen is a rare matrix morganite with crystals to 4 cm, and gemmy at that. They have a brilliant internal brightness to them and a rich peachy color that is really quite unique to the old White Queen material, not matched for 3 decades. This piece would have originated with mine owner Norm Dawson and it has been through several collections in recent decades, most notably Dr. Edward David's first collection (dispersed in 1993) - his numbered label remains on the backside. At some point in the mid-90s it was repaired (cleanly) by dealer Cal Graeber. The repair is invisible unless you know to look for it and runs betweenm the two major crystals so that the crystals themselves are not repaired as such. Matrix morganties from California are rare, but pieces of this calibre are really limited to just a few dozen pieces and most of those are untouchable because they are in museums or priced over 20 thousand dollars these days. This is like owning a piece of history, and is a good investment as they only go up in value. 10.1 x 9.6 x 9.5 cm
Deutsch: Albit, Beryll, Quarz
Fundort: White Queen Mine, Hiriart Mountain (Heriart; Heriot; Hiriat Hill), Pala District, San Diego County, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 10.1 x 9.6 x 9.5 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/ck90a.jpg, Description: http://www.mindat.org/photo-20369.html
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