Garnet ex. Bill Larson Coll.

Jacumba, San Diego County, California
Cabinet, 12.4 x 8.8 x 5.6 cm
Start Time: 06/13/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2009 6:15:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A 4.5 cm, juicy, wine-red garnet crowns this very rare locality specimen. Jacumba garnets are usually pretty dull and earthy. This is the best one I know of, long held jointly in both the garnet and San Diego collections of Bill Larson. The garnts are on contrasting matrix, and the overall aspect is like no other locality for large garnet crystals on matrix. It is a unique style, in other words. It is a beautiful specimen from any locale, but for San Diego, it is off the charts - and this to me gives it a much greater importance than of similar sized garnet plates from more productive locales. Valued $2500.

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