San Jacinto Peak, San Jacinto Range, Riverside Co., California, USA
Large Cabinet, 17.0 x 7.2 x 5.5 cm
Ex. William (Bill) Larson
A dramatic, large, example of these strange sapphires collected in the mid 1990s by the Gochenour brothers, in Riverside County (OK, strictly speaking not in San Diego County but hey, its close enough and the same basic geology!). This crystal is very aesthetically placed, and displayed in the matrix. It has, as most do, a few clean repairs stabilized by glue, but the price is also adjusted accordingly and in context all of them were like that. These are significant and unusual big sapphire crystals for a US locality! It is one of the bigger ones... 17 cm tall and among the finest found in this remarkable onetime find!! ex Larson collection