Cassiterite on Microcline feldspar (rare locale!)

Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego County, California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 06/10/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Time Left:
Current Bid: $165
High Bidder: Private Bidder
Add Item to Watchlist

To Place a Bid Please Register or Login.

Place a Bid


Minimum Bids & Increment Bids

Minimum Bids and Increment Bids

The minimum bid for the first bidder is the starting bid of $10 (unless indicated otherwise in special higher-reserve auctions), and from there you can bid incrementally by one or more "bid increments" as you desire. The bid increments are:

$5 for bids of $10 to $50
$25 for bids of $501 to $1000
$10 for bids of $51 to $500
$50 for bids over $1000

Item Description

This impressive, 3.2 cm Cassiterite is a real treasure by San Diego standards, where pegmatite occurences are exceedingly rare. The crystal is terminated and lustrous, with twinning visible on the termination and along the faces. Overall, the crystal is in good, though not perfect, condition, and is rather exceptional for the area. I have seen just a handful in collections over the years. Collected by mine owners, Ken and Dana Gochenour, and with their label preserved, this went to Bob as he heavily backed their efforts. It is amazing for the locality! 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.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $165 06/11/2021 12:03:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 06/11/2021 12:03:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $152 06/11/2021 12:03:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $142 06/11/2021 12:03:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $132 06/11/2021 12:03:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $122 06/11/2021 12:03:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $98 06/11/2021 12:02:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $88 06/11/2021 12:02:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/11/2021 9:22:11 am (CDT)