Apatite with Hematite and Arfvedsonite

Anemzi, Agoudim, Midelt Cercle, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.7 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 02/09/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/16/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $110

Item Description

I would like to point out that this piece is listed in Kurt's collection catalogue as coming from Imilchil, Morocco, but the entry on mindat.org states these crystals are not actually from that locality. The entry reads as follows, "None of the minerals labelled as coming from "Imilchil" has actually been found in the market town of Imilchil or nearby in Imilchil Cercle, but in fact in several localities in the neighboring Agoudim Caïdat, Midelt Cercle, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco". The actual locality on mindat today is listed as "Anemzi, Agoudim, Midelt Cercle, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco", and we have updated the locality information for this piece to reflect this. With that said, this piece is features a few sharp, lustrous, slightly translucent, prismatic hexagonal crystals of Apatite which show a mix of colors ranging from soft pinkish to tan to yellow hues measuring up to 3.5 cm long which are sitting on a blocky matrix that is mostly covererd by tiny sparkling metallic bladed crystals of Hematite, along with thin black prism of Arfvedsonite. A cool association piece that is certainly different from most we've seen from this locality. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#420 Mc), a well-known German collector all over Europe with worldwide contacts to dealers and collectors. He started collecting seriously at the age of 14 and his great and varied worldwide collection reached over 6000 pieces. He was very active mineralogically until shortly before his passing in 2020 at the age of 82. Considering his collection had a large number of pieces, it still had an unusually high standard of quality from most worldwide localities. He particularly specialized in all classics as well as minerals of the Black Forest, where he spent much time collecting. His Black Forest and German subcollections went to his good friend Wolfgang Wendel. We at The Arkenstone have the privilege of offering the remainder of this great worldwide collection over the next two to three years through our various platforms.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$110 02/16/2023 6:21:37 pm (CST)
$100 02/16/2023 6:21:37 pm (CST)
$85 02/16/2023 6:21:27 pm (CST)
$75 02/16/2023 6:21:27 pm (CST)
$51 02/15/2023 12:01:21 am (CST)
$46 02/15/2023 12:01:21 am (CST)
$38 02/11/2023 2:41:00 am (CST)
$33 02/11/2023 2:41:00 am (CST)
$15 02/10/2023 12:10:40 pm (CST)
$10 02/10/2023 3:08:26 am (CST)