Morganite (rare - Bill Larson Coll. collection)

Katerina Mine, Hiriart Mtn., Pala Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.9 x 2.7 x 2.6 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: $395
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A pretty 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm, textbook, hexagonal, tabular morganite crystal is attractively set on the miniature matrix of quartz and feldspar. The light pink, lustrous, translucent crystal has a crackly interior. The Katerina Mine on Hiriart Mountain was discovered in 1902 and the pegmatite has been intermittently worked until recently. It is known to have produced kunzite, spodumene, lepidolite, morganite and quartz. See: https://www.mindat.org/loc-9684.html for more information on the pegmatite. The piece probably dates to the 1990s finds. Ex Bill Larson San Diego County Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. Very uncommon and excellent morganite from the Katerina Mine.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $395 07/20/2021 2:59:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $388 07/20/2021 2:59:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $385 07/20/2021 2:59:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $375 07/20/2021 2:59:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $365 07/20/2021 1:34:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $355 07/20/2021 1:34:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $209 07/18/2021 2:55:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $199 07/18/2021 2:55:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 07/17/2021 10:59:10 pm (CDT)