Spessartine, Schorl & Albite on DT Smoky Quartz (old CA classic)

Little Three Mine, Ramona Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 4.3 x 4.2 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: $199
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Classic and showy old-time small cabinet combination from the famous Little Three Mine. A gemmy, partially doubly terminated smoky quartz crystal is nicely flanked on one side with a 2.3 cm section of a highly desirable, gemmy, vivid orange spessartine garnet crystal and a cluster of cleavelandite albite blades. The other side aesthetically hosts a 1.2 x 1.0 cm schorl section. This well-known locale has produced some of the North America's finest spessartine as well as (less commonly) natural blue topaz crystals and excellent tourmaline, schorl and smoky quartz specimens. The styrofoam base dates this very fine old-timer to the Louis Spalding collecting era of the 1960s and 1970s. See the 2002 Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 33, No. 5. A fine old Little Three spessartine, smoky quartz and schorl combination with a nifty antique base.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $199 06/23/2022 6:32:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $189 06/23/2022 6:27:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $179 06/23/2022 6:27:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $175 06/23/2022 6:27:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $165 06/23/2022 6:26:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 06/23/2022 6:26:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $145 06/23/2022 6:26:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $135 06/23/2022 6:25:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 06/23/2022 6:25:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 06/23/2022 6:25:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 06/23/2022 5:34:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $101 06/23/2022 5:34:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $89 06/23/2022 3:21:08 pm (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $79 06/23/2022 3:20:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 06/23/2022 3:20:50 pm (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $48 06/23/2022 10:40:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $43 06/23/2022 10:40:01 am (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $38 06/23/2022 8:39:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $33 06/23/2022 8:39:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 06/20/2022 2:48:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 06/20/2022 2:48:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 06/18/2022 5:21:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 06/18/2022 5:21:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/18/2022 2:48:08 pm (CDT)