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Samarskite-(Y) (very rare locality specimen) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday January 17th, 2019

Bird Rock Claim, Lawson Peak, Los Terrenitos, Laguna Mts, San Diego County, California
  • Starting Time:1/10/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/17/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:3.7 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm

Description:A very hard to find, old time Samarskite (now Samarskite-(Y)) from the lesser known Bird Rock Claim in San Diego County, California which produced only a few examples of the species years ago, and this is only the second one we've seen in person. A somewhat blocky, prismatic specimen of Samarskite-(Y) with a black-brown hue free of matrix. It's a great rarity for any collector of California minerals or just a collector or tantalates. The piece is glued to a base with an old label and price tag of $40. It probably dates back 50+ years.

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