Tourmaline & Quartz (RARE - OLD) Scripps & Larson Coll.

Anita Mine (Sage Mine), Red Mountain, Cahuilla Mining Dist., Riverside Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 6.1 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $387
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Fantastic, OLD, polychrome tourmaline aesthetically set in glassy, transparent to translucent quartz crystal matrix from an obscure pegmatite in Riverside County - the Anita (Sage) Mine. The fascinating, lustrous, glassy, translucent, striated, pink, olive-green and black 4.2 cm parallel-growth crystal is highlighted by dramatic multiple terminations. 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. Formerly in the Josie Scripps Collection. Josie was a prominent California collector and benefactor of minerals and this comes with her label; and Bill Larson's handwriting on the back. Read about Josie at: https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/scrippsjosephine/. Ex Bill Larson San Diego County Pegmatite Collection and long on display at his Pala International shop in Fallbrook. An exceptonal, old, RARE and sculptural Anita Mine tourmaline and quartz combination with a fine provenance.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $387 10/14/2021 6:29:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $377 10/14/2021 6:29:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $329 10/14/2021 6:26:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $319 10/14/2021 6:26:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $309 10/13/2021 12:21:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $299 10/13/2021 12:21:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $109 10/09/2021 11:56:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $99 10/09/2021 11:56:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 10/09/2021 9:57:57 am (CDT)