Spessartine Garnet (RARE CA) Bob Reynolds Coll.

Crystal Annie Mine, Little Cahuilla Mt, Riverside Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 6.5 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $218
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A RARE 3.5 cm, pristine spessartine garnet trapezohedron is jauntily perched atop the blocky quartz, feldspar and garnet matrix on this excellent small cabinet combination rarity from a most obscure locality on Little Cahuilla Mountain in Riverside County. The lustrous motttled mostly opaque reddish-brown crystal has areas of pretty areas of orange-red translucence under bright light. MINDAT does not list a Crystal Annie Mine for Little Cahuilla Mountain. This fine rarity is probably from a small 1990 find by Ken Gochenour. See the 1990 Mineralogical Record reference in Vol. 21, No. 5, P. 482. Ex Bob Reynolds Collection, a well-known fossil and mineral expert and Curator of the San Bernardino County Museum. He passed away in 2020. A rare and exellent matrix spessartine from the obscure locale. A MUST for the species or locality collector.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $218 10/14/2021 4:29:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $208 10/14/2021 4:29:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 10/13/2021 12:20:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 10/10/2021 5:46:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 10/10/2021 5:46:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $119 10/10/2021 5:46:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $109 10/09/2021 11:55:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $99 10/09/2021 11:55:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 10/09/2021 9:57:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 10/08/2021 6:41:13 pm (CDT)