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Tourmaline var. Schorl (Sinkankis & Robertson Coll.) viewBack to PRE-TUCSON SPECIAL MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Feb 7, 2019

Santa Cruz, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
  • Starting Time:2/1/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/7/2019 06:32:12 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:12.2 x 8.0 x 7.7 cm
  • Size Description:CABINET

Description:Rich, uncommon and exceptional large older schorl from Santa Cruz, Mexico. A centrally placed, 3.5 cm sharply terminated, crystal dominates the rich intergrown cluster of lustrous, striated, jet-black crystals. Ex Kay Robertson Collection # 3309 and acquired from California dealers, the Shipleys, at the Indio Show in the mid-1960s. Formerly in the collection of John Sinkankas. John was a renowned author, artist, mineralogist, bibliophile, bookseller, field collector, lapidarist and gemologist, who died in 2002. See his biography in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive: Specimens of this size and quality are rare from here and this one has a very fine provenance! Valued?! We do not know - never seen such a piece for sale!

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