Morganite w/ Lepidolite (Bill Larson Coll.)

Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.1 x 2.5 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: $723
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Morganite is a signature species from this well-known San Diego County mine and this is a classic, very showy and aesthetic combination miniature. The pretty pastel-pink gemmy and lustrous, tabular, hexagonal crystal is very gemmy with water-clear and satin lustre faces and has interesting compound crystallization form. Pearlescent green lepidolite with minor albite are fine contrasts and accessories. This excellent combination is complete all-around and pristine. This fine morganite was recovered while Roland Reed owned the mine between 1980 and the late 1990s. See MINDAT: https://www.mindat.org/loc-10921.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. A choice morganite with lepidolite from the Elizabeth R. Mine

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $723 09/16/2021 6:09:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $698 09/16/2021 6:09:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $673 09/16/2021 6:19:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $648 09/16/2021 6:19:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $623 09/16/2021 6:19:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $598 09/16/2021 6:19:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $525 09/15/2021 10:58:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 09/15/2021 10:58:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $486 09/15/2021 10:09:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $476 09/15/2021 10:09:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $320 09/15/2021 6:44:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $310 09/12/2021 7:55:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 09/12/2021 7:55:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $229 09/11/2021 8:50:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $219 09/11/2021 8:50:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $209 09/10/2021 3:06:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $199 09/10/2021 5:45:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $189 09/10/2021 5:45:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/10/2021 1:30:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/10/2021 1:30:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/09/2021 11:27:14 pm (CDT)