Cerussite (reticulated twins) (rare locality)

Siegen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.7 x 0.6 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: $154

Item Description

Cerussite specimens from Siegen are rather hard to find on the market, and the crystals are almost always small, but despite the size, they quality and morphology is excellent. This piece is loaded with dozens of razor-sharp, rather lustrous, gemmy, smoky colored reticulated twins of Cerussite measuring up to about 5 mm, sitting on matrix. The Cerussite crystals look beautiful up close, and we've photographed them with a Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens to better illustrate the quality. A choice piece of this elusive and beautiful material.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#100 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
$154 05/18/2024 7:12:48 am (CDT)
$144 05/18/2024 7:12:48 am (CDT)
$124 05/18/2024 7:12:40 am (CDT)
$114 05/18/2024 7:12:40 am (CDT)
$100 05/18/2024 7:12:20 am (CDT)
$90 05/18/2024 7:12:20 am (CDT)
$76 05/17/2024 9:44:34 pm (CDT)
$66 05/10/2024 3:45:34 am (CDT)
$60 05/10/2024 3:45:34 am (CDT)
$50 05/10/2024 3:45:29 am (CDT)
$45 05/10/2024 3:45:29 am (CDT)
$40 05/10/2024 3:45:24 am (CDT)
$35 05/10/2024 3:45:24 am (CDT)
$30 05/10/2024 12:26:02 am (CDT)
$25 05/09/2024 11:11:12 pm (CDT)
$24 05/09/2024 11:11:12 pm (CDT)
$20 05/09/2024 11:11:07 pm (CDT)
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$10 05/09/2024 10:22:49 pm (CDT)