Schorl w/ Albite, etc. (RARE - Bill Larson Coll.)

Anza, Anza Valley, Cahuilla Mining Dist., Riverside Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 5.8 x 2.9 cm
Start Time: 07/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/22/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $332
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A SUPER RARE and impressive small cabinet schorl from an unknown pegmatite in the very obscure Anza area in the Cahuilla Mining District of Riverside County, which includes the well-known Audrey Lynn, Fano and Lithia Dike mines. The striking, sculptural 360-degree piece is composed of a myriad of highly lustrous, well-striated, densely intergrown, parallel-growth schorl crystals. Snow-white albite and a pod of pearlescent muscovite plates add contrast and color. Complete all-around and nearly pristine, for all the terminated crystal density. Contacting to a few terminations at the top have little actual damage and only a couple of bruised secondary crystals have certainly only negligible impact to the overall very high quality of this piece. Ex Bill Larson Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. A significant and outstanding Riverside County pegmatite rarity.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $332 07/22/2021 6:39:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $322 07/22/2021 6:39:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $298 07/22/2021 6:33:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $288 07/22/2021 6:33:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $236 07/22/2021 6:25:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $226 07/22/2021 6:25:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $216 07/18/2021 7:52:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $206 07/18/2021 7:52:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $106 07/18/2021 4:32:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $99 07/18/2021 4:32:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $96 07/18/2021 2:52:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $86 07/18/2021 2:52:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 07/17/2021 10:58:05 pm (CDT)