Morganite (RARE! - Cilen & Larson Coll.)

San Pedro Mine , Hiriart Mtn, Pala Mining District, San Diego Co,, California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 5.3 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:40:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $735
Winning Bidder: jabaco

Item Description

Morganite is SUPER RARE from the less well-known San Pedro Mine on Hiriart Mountain. The pegmatite is better known for fine Kunzite Spodumene specimens and specimens of any species are RARE. This is a classic, gemmy, pretty pastel-pink, partially hexagonal morganite with some contacted undamaged prism faces. The crystal is actually very gemmy. The very glassy, water-clear C-axis face peers into the interior and is surrounded by typically frosted prism faces. The bit of bruising to the lower left side is certainly only a modest detraction to this true rarity. The piece could have been collected any time between the early 1900s to 1970s. There are NO examples in the MINDAT locality Photo Gallery. 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 Joe Cilen Collection #10427. Joe was a well-known New Jersey collector who accumulated an over 23,000 piece collection. He passed away in 1997. Read about Joe in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive at: https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/cilenjoe/. Ex Bill Larson Southern California Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. A MUST for the species or locality collector! Value?? These are simply not for sale at any price and we were fortunate to get this old collection of such treasures. When they are gone...they are gone! 119 grams mass. MUCH better in person. The glassiness and lustre made photography difficult. A UNIQUE morganite from the San Pedro Mine.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jabaco $735 06/23/2022 6:32:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $710 06/23/2022 6:32:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $685 06/23/2022 6:29:51 pm (CDT)
jabaco $660 06/23/2022 6:29:50 pm (CDT)
jabaco $415 06/23/2022 6:18:40 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $405 06/23/2022 6:18:40 pm (CDT)
jabaco $395 06/23/2022 6:18:33 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $385 06/23/2022 6:18:33 pm (CDT)
jabaco $375 06/23/2022 6:18:27 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $365 06/23/2022 6:18:27 pm (CDT)
jabaco $355 06/23/2022 6:18:21 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $345 06/23/2022 6:18:21 pm (CDT)
jabaco $335 06/23/2022 6:14:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $325 06/23/2022 5:58:55 pm (CDT)
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