Calcite (unusual style - rare locality)

Kamsdorf, Unterwellenborn, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt District, Thuringia, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 05/09/2024 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/18/2024 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $90

Item Description

An interesting "pineapple"-style group of lustrous, scalenohedral Calcite crystals with a light silvery hue on the exterior, and a nearly colorless / white hue underneath. No major damage on the front/display side and quite showy in person. An odd style of Calcite to be sure, from a rare locality. If you collect Calcites or minerals of Germany, this is a hard to find piece that would make a great addition to your collection.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#324 D), 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 for the foreseeable future through our various platforms.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$90 * 05/18/2024 5:35:32 pm (CDT)
$90 * 05/18/2024 5:35:32 pm (CDT)
$80 05/18/2024 4:17:07 pm (CDT)
$70 05/18/2024 4:17:06 pm (CDT)
$60 05/17/2024 9:42:00 pm (CDT)
$50 05/17/2024 9:42:00 pm (CDT)
$45 05/17/2024 9:41:52 pm (CDT)
$40 05/17/2024 9:41:52 pm (CDT)
$35 05/10/2024 3:12:31 pm (CDT)
$30 05/10/2024 3:12:31 pm (CDT)
$25 05/10/2024 3:12:27 pm (CDT)
$20 05/10/2024 3:12:27 pm (CDT)
$15 05/10/2024 3:12:13 pm (CDT)
$10 05/10/2024 10:54:44 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.