Grossular Garnet & Quartz (Rare CALIF.) Bob Reynolds Coll.

Pine Creek Mine, Scheelite, Bishop Mining Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $90
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Sharp grossular garnet crystal specimens are RARE from this extinct large underground and open pit W-Mo-Cu-Au-Ag-Bi mine in Inyo County. A sharp, highly lustrous, pretty brown 1.8 cm dodecahedron dominates this showy miniature and is nicely accented with smaller garnets in the contrasting quartz-rich skarn matrix. The internal layering adds a dramatic quality to the garnets. The large grossular is lightly bruised and partially contacted on the right side, but has minimal impact to the overall excellence of this rarity. Ex Bob Reynolds Collection, a well-known fossil and mineral expert and Curator of the San Bernardino County Museum. He passed away in 2020. A RARE and choice grossular garnet specimen from the locale, better known for outstanding Laumontite specimens (a Zeolite Group species).

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $90 05/06/2021 6:44:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/06/2021 6:39:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/06/2021 6:31:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/06/2021 6:29:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/06/2021 5:34:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $45 05/06/2021 2:57:18 pm (CDT)
Kate $40 05/06/2021 2:57:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $35 05/06/2021 4:39:28 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $35 05/06/2021 4:39:28 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/06/2021 4:38:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/06/2021 4:38:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/03/2021 11:53:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/03/2021 5:32:50 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.