Dragon Minerals - Update November 23, 2018

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21352: Monazite, Albite, and Quartz
Labor Day Pocket, Fano Mine, Cahuilla District, Riverside County, California
Small cabinet - 7.6 x 5.6 x 4.7 cm (3.0 x 2.2 x 1.9 inches)
Specimen status: Sold

An off-white, crystalline albite matrix hosts numerous, lustrous, brown monazite crystals and a few dark, smoky quartz points. The monazite crystals reach about 3 mm, and the quartz points top out at about 5 mm. As is common in feldspars, the albite displays moderate, reddish shortwave fluorescence. Other than one or two missing quartz points around the edges, no notable damage. Sits nicely for display without needing a stand.

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