Kunzite (rare - old - circa 1950 !) Josie Scripps & Bill Larson Coll.

San Pedro Mine, Hiriart Mtn, Pala ., San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 11.7 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 09/09/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/16/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $863
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Kunzite specimens from the major 1951 find at the less well-known San Pedro Mine on Hiriart Mountain are RARE, highly desirable and are seldom on the market. This significant large crystal is a doubly terminated gem with light pastel-pink color and waxy lustre striated faces. The terminations are dramatically different, adding character. Two faces are cleaves, which are common and acceptable for spodumenes. The 1951 find by Charlie Reynolds recovered 300 pound of fine gem spodumene. Formerly in the Josie Scripps Collection, she was a prominent California collector and benefactor of minerals and this comes with her label; and Bill Larson's handwriting on the back. Read about Josie at: https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/scrippsjosephine/. See MINDAT: https://www.mindat.org/loc-21155.html and the 2002 Mineralogical Record issue, Vol. 33, No. 5 for more information on the mine. Ex Bill Larson San Diego County Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. 184 grams mass. A rare and excellent large documented kunzite from the 1951 find at the San Pedro Mine with a fine provenance - more important for what it is than any similarly sized kunzite from contemporary finds in Afghanistan.

Bidding History

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Private Bidder $863 09/16/2021 6:08:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $838 09/16/2021 6:08:27 pm (CDT)
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