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Erik Rose wins two donated awards for beryl specimen


Last updated 9/21/2017 at Noon

Erik Rose's morganite with tourmaline and cleavelandite is a first place winner that also received the highly prized Josephine Scripps Cup for Best Mineral Specimen from San Diego County, plus the FGMS award for Best Mineral from San Diego County. Elizabeth Cheatham photos

Erik Rose won first place in the “One Mineral from San Diego County” category of the San Diego County Fair’s Gems, Minerals, and Jewelry competition, and his beryl specimen also won two donated awards.

The morganite beryl with tourmaline and cleavelandite from the Stewart Mine in Pala won the Josephine Scripps Cup for the best mineral specimen from San Diego County, while also winning the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society Award for the best mineral in San Diego County.

“I appreciate that everyone bestowed all these awards on me and that everyone liked the rock," said Rose. "I’m...

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