Dragon Minerals - August 24, 2020 Update

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Microcline - $28
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
Cabinet - 12.0 x 7.5 x 3.7 cm (4.7 x 3.0 x 1.5 inches)
446 grams (0.98 pounds)
Ex Jim Bowersox collection
Specimen status: Available     Send an email with specimen number to order

A large microcline crystal from this classic gem pegmatite locality. Some faces are lustrous while others have growth features rendering them rough and pitted; this type of feldspar growth is sometimes called 'bonespar' for its bone marrow-like appearance. The specimen is complete all around without an obvious point of removal from matrix; hence it is a 'floater'. One end has a an obvious striated cast where this microcline wrapped partway around a tourmaline crystal. An excellent example of the typical microcline at the locality. Easily sits for display without needing a stand. No damage. Ex Jim Bowersox collection; the original collection card which accompanies the specimen records that it was personally by Jim in 1970.

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