Axinite-(Fe) on Quartz

New Melones Dam, West Belt, Calaveras Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 06/10/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $43
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

This fine, 3.6 cm, clove-brown Axinite-(Fe) crystal is from the famous, and sadly one-time, discovery in 1981 at the New Melones Lake dam spillway in California. The crystal, which sits on a gemmy Quartz crystal, is lustrous and well-formed. The Axinite has contacted edges, but this remains a highly representative, and quality, example of the species and locality. Many knowledgeable collectors consider the best New Melones Axinites as rivals to the best from France or Russia. See the Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 13, No. 5, 1982. Rarely available, as not that many were collected. This came to Bob Reynolds from dealer John Seibel, himself a well known california field collector who hit this site hard when it was accessible. This was recently deaccessed from the extensive collection of Bob Reynolds, who cherished both minerals and fossils as he collected. Bob is a prolific author and has had several curating positions in museums. A rare association and elegant for California!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $43 06/15/2021 7:35:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $38 06/15/2021 3:32:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 06/15/2021 3:32:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $26 06/14/2021 10:16:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $21 06/13/2021 11:52:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $16 06/13/2021 11:52:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 06/13/2021 11:52:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/12/2021 1:00:34 am (CDT)