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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

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$212
  • 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: http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=1837. 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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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$212 06:27 2/7/2019 bear1
$202 06:27 2/7/2019 aelea
$191 06:26 2/7/2019 bear1
$181 06:26 2/7/2019 aelea
$171 06:19 2/7/2019 bear1
$130 12:09 2/7/2019 aelea
$120 10:12 2/7/2019 gatewayrock
$97 10:12 2/7/2019 aelea
$87 10:12 2/7/2019 gatewayrock
$73 08:42 2/6/2019 aelea
$68 08:42 2/6/2019 gatewayrock
$46 12:49 2/5/2019 aelea
$41 12:49 2/5/2019 keith
$30 04:57 2/4/2019 aelea
$25 04:17 2/4/2019 mati1408
$20 04:17 2/4/2019 medicinewheel
$20 04:17 2/4/2019 mati1408
$10 12:49 2/4/2019 medicinewheel