Morganite & Schorl on Cleavelandite (Bill Larson Coll.)

Blue Lady Mine, Chihuahua Valley, Warner Springs Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $825
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A striking 2.7 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm morganite crystal is aesthetically set atop the mounded matrix of bladed cleavelandite peppered with contrasting schorl crystals. The glassy, lustrous, textbook, hexagonal beryl is a pretty pastel-pink and is water-clear to translucent. The nest of schorl prisms. to 1.7 cm, implanted on the morganite face adds real flair to this very showy piece. This is an important and significant locality piece from the less well-known Blue Lady Mine in the Warner Springs Mining District. Discovered in 1905, the mine was worked initially for blue indicolite tourmaline. Intermittent production has taken place since. This excellent piece probably dates to 1980s collecting efforts. See MINDAT: https://www.mindat.org/loc-55868.html and the 2002 Mineralogical Record Vol. 33, No. 5 issue 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. A RARE and exceptional Blue Lady morganite combination. 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~!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $825 10/14/2021 6:26:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $800 10/14/2021 4:12:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $775 10/14/2021 3:52:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $750 10/14/2021 3:52:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $749 10/14/2021 3:52:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $724 10/14/2021 3:52:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $699 10/14/2021 3:52:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $674 10/14/2021 3:51:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $649 10/14/2021 3:51:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $624 10/14/2021 3:45:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $599 10/14/2021 9:35:53 am (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $579 10/14/2021 9:35:52 am (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $530 10/12/2021 2:23:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $505 10/12/2021 2:23:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $411 10/12/2021 9:26:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $401 10/10/2021 5:44:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $399 10/10/2021 5:44:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $361 10/10/2021 5:43:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $351 10/10/2021 5:43:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $309 10/09/2021 10:15:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $299 10/09/2021 10:15:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 10/09/2021 9:59:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 10/09/2021 9:59:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $236 10/09/2021 8:49:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $226 10/09/2021 8:49:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 10/09/2021 7:55:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 10/08/2021 11:46:50 pm (CDT)