Spodumene var. Triphane (Larson Coll.)

Pala Chief Mine, Chief Mtn, Pala, Pala Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.9 x 4.4 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $319
Winning Bidder: bnavis427

Item Description

Sculptural, very fine, doubly terminated, pretty yellow-green gem Spodumene from the well-known Pala Chief Mine, famous for exceptional lilac (pink) Kunzite Spodumene specimens. The crystal has superlative gemminess, gorgeous yellow-green color, well-striated sides, distinctively different terminations and classic waxy luster. Complete all-around. One side is a cleave, but it's hard to tell. Triphane was originally a synonym for Spodumene and then used as a varietal name for colorless or yellow to green Spodumene. "Because of this confusion, the name is best avoided." (MINDAT). Choice and excellent material from 2004 or 2011 finds at the locale. Ex Bill Larson Southern California Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. A MUST for the species or locality collector! Value?? 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! Mass is 31 grams.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder * $319 06/23/2022 6:28:32 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 * $319 06/23/2022 6:28:32 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $309 06/23/2022 6:17:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $299 06/23/2022 12:04:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $289 06/23/2022 8:07:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $279 06/23/2022 8:06:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 06/23/2022 8:06:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 06/21/2022 10:10:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 06/21/2022 10:10:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $179 06/20/2022 6:53:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $169 06/20/2022 1:44:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $159 06/20/2022 1:44:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 06/20/2022 1:44:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $105 06/18/2022 10:32:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 06/18/2022 10:32:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 06/18/2022 10:32:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 06/18/2022 10:32:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 06/18/2022 6:31:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 06/18/2022 6:31:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/17/2022 11:20:15 pm (CDT)
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