Calcite (manganese-bearing)

Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 6.3 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $219

Item Description

A gorgeous display specimen from Dalnegorsk, featuring many sharp, well-formed, compressed tabular crystals of light pink (manganese-bearing) Calcite with notably internal gemminess measuring up to 3.6 cm across, aesthetically sitting on matrix. I love the three-dimensional arrangement of the Calcites, which gives the piece a dramatic flair and visceral appeal. If you look closely, some of the Calcites have small secondary overgrowths of nearly opaque white Calcite on select faces, creating a dazzling effect. Very good quality all around, as most of the crystals are nearly damage free, though some small imperfections can be seen here and there. Valued at $3,500 retail. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#144 RS), 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.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$219 01/26/2023 6:35:55 pm (CST)
$209 01/26/2023 6:34:46 pm (CST)
$199 01/26/2023 6:27:21 pm (CST)
$190 01/26/2023 6:27:21 pm (CST)
$180 01/26/2023 3:05:36 pm (CST)
$170 01/26/2023 3:05:36 pm (CST)
$135 01/23/2023 6:13:44 am (CST)
$125 01/23/2023 6:13:44 am (CST)
$100 01/21/2023 10:10:43 am (CST)
$90 01/21/2023 10:10:43 am (CST)
$85 01/21/2023 10:10:19 am (CST)
$75 01/21/2023 10:10:19 am (CST)
$60 01/20/2023 8:05:48 am (CST)
$50 01/20/2023 8:05:48 am (CST)
$10 01/19/2023 10:38:42 pm (CST)