Albite & Cleavelandite (RARE combo) Bill Larson Coll.

Esmeralda Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 09/09/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/16/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $138
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A VERY RARE and showy small cabinet combination from the less well-known Esmeralda Mine, near the famed Himalaya Mine. Two sharp, textbook, lustrous, translucent porcelaneous albite crystals, to 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm, are jauntily perched atop the mounded matrix of clusters of bone-white bladed cleavelandite nicely accented with a cluster of muscovite plates. Mining started in 1899 and apparently ceased around 1909. John Sinkankas and others explored the pegmatite between 1956 and the mid-1960s, when this fine rarity was collected. See MINDAT: https://www.mindat.org/loc-91270.html and the 2002 Mineralogical Record issue, Vol. 33, No. 5 for more information on the mine. Ex Bill Larson San Diego County Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. A rare, perhaps unique albite and cleavelandite combination from the mine.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $138 09/16/2021 5:42:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $128 09/16/2021 5:42:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 09/16/2021 5:42:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/15/2021 6:54:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 09/11/2021 8:51:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $99 09/11/2021 8:51:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 09/11/2021 4:02:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 09/11/2021 4:02:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 09/11/2021 4:01:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/11/2021 4:01:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/10/2021 1:24:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 09/10/2021 1:24:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/10/2021 1:24:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/10/2021 1:24:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/10/2021 1:24:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/10/2021 1:24:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/10/2021 1:24:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/10/2021 1:24:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/10/2021 5:43:14 am (CDT)