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Beryl var. Morganite (etched crystal) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

 
Beryl var. Morganite (etched crystal) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Beryl var. Morganite (etched crystal) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Beryl var. Morganite (etched crystal) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 74966
Mineral:Beryl var. Morganite (etched crystal)
Locality:Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Description:Lustrous transparent morganite crystal, the pink gem variety of the mineral species beryl, with complex exterior surfaces caused by severe etching by solutions within the cavity that partially dissolved the morganite following the crystal structure. Collected ca. 1980. Weight: 2.7 grams
Overall Size:24x18x13 mm
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Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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