Tourmaline (OLD - RARE) Bill Larson Coll.

Anita Mine (Sage Mine), Red Mountain, Cahuilla Mining Dist., Riverside Co., California, USA
Miniature, 3.4 x 2.8 x 2.2 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: $999
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Historically OLD, rare, perhaps UNIQUE, bi-colored tourmaline from this obscure pegmatite in Riverside County - the Anita (Sage) Mine. This fascinating glassy, lustrous, well-striated trigonal prism has a pretty layered multi-hued pink translucent body. The striking highly modified pinacoidal termination is gemmy yellow-green to light pink. The crystal glows, when back lit. One repair is noted, which is certainly acceptable in the context of old pegmatite species. Well-documented, the large card with piece, 15.1 x 10.5 cm, states the piece was purchased from well-known Paris dealer, Nérée Boubée II, in 1947. Additional documentation on the back states the piece was valued at $60 US in 1969 (expensive!) and was very rare. The mine was operated in the early 1900s for tourmaline for the China market, with very little further information until 1994. See MINDAT: https://www.mindat.org/loc-8455.html for further information on the mine. Ex Bill Larson Southern California Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. VERY RARE and excellent old-time documented tourmaline from the Sage Mine. 39 grams mass. Value today of such a well-documented piece???

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $999 09/16/2021 4:33:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $974 09/16/2021 4:33:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $934 09/16/2021 4:33:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $909 09/16/2021 4:33:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $723 09/16/2021 4:26:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $698 09/16/2021 4:26:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $623 09/16/2021 4:26:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $598 09/16/2021 4:26:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $421 09/15/2021 4:39:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $411 09/15/2021 4:39:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $403 09/15/2021 11:24:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $393 09/15/2021 11:24:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $383 09/15/2021 11:24:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $373 09/15/2021 11:24:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $363 09/15/2021 11:23:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $353 09/15/2021 11:23:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $343 09/14/2021 3:28:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $333 09/14/2021 3:28:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $310 09/13/2021 11:42:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $300 09/13/2021 11:42:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $300 09/13/2021 11:42:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $266 09/12/2021 7:53:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $256 09/12/2021 7:53:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $244 09/12/2021 9:22:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $234 09/12/2021 9:22:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $229 09/11/2021 8:48:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $219 09/11/2021 8:48:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $209 09/10/2021 5:45:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $199 09/10/2021 5:45:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $137 09/10/2021 2:22:41 am (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $127 09/09/2021 11:23:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $126 09/09/2021 11:23:14 pm (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $10 09/09/2021 11:03:43 pm (CDT)
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