Fluorapatite & Quartz (Ex. Bill Larson Coll., selfcollected)

Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 07/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/22/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $315
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Matrix apatite specimens of this exceptional aesthetic quality from the renowned Himalaya Mine are considered quite rare and desirable. A rich rose-pink, lustrous, translucent, 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm, textbook hexagonal crystal is jauntily set upright on the sculptural smoky quartz and feldspar small cabinet matrix. Overall, apatite is rare for the Himalaya mine, though found periodically over the years. Yellow SW UV fluorescence. Ex Bill Larson San Diego County Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. An outstanding and rare matrix apatite specimen from the Himalaya Mine, self-collected by the longtime owner! This is a stunning example for what it is, valued $1200-1500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $315 07/18/2021 2:56:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $305 07/18/2021 2:56:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $295 07/17/2021 11:56:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $285 07/17/2021 11:56:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $255 07/17/2021 11:56:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $245 07/17/2021 11:56:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $135 07/17/2021 11:55:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 07/17/2021 11:55:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 07/17/2021 10:59:50 pm (CDT)