Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 6.3 x 5.8 cm
Start Time: 05/25/2023 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/01/2023 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $221

Item Description

Here we have a classic example of crystallized native copper from the famous Broken Hill Mine in Australia. This renowned locality is one of the greatest mines in the history of mineral collecting, producing a large number of fine quality, beautiful crystallized mineral specimens. This piece is a wonderful crystallized group of solid copper, filled with dozens if not hundreds of little arborescent crystals resembling small tree limbs. The crystals are best seen with magnification, and look beautiful up close. A wonderful specimen of this renowned material from this prolific locality. Valued at $1,000 in our inventory. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#195 A), 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. WWe at The Arkenstone have the privilege of offering the remainder of this great worldwide collection over the coming months and years through our various platforms.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$221 06/01/2023 6:43:07 pm (CDT)
$211 06/01/2023 6:43:07 pm (CDT)
$206 05/31/2023 2:35:12 pm (CDT)
$196 05/31/2023 2:35:12 pm (CDT)
$186 05/30/2023 11:07:47 pm (CDT)
$176 05/30/2023 8:34:57 pm (CDT)
$166 05/30/2023 8:34:51 pm (CDT)
$156 05/30/2023 8:34:51 pm (CDT)
$146 05/30/2023 8:34:47 pm (CDT)
$136 05/30/2023 8:34:46 pm (CDT)
$126 05/30/2023 8:34:42 pm (CDT)
$116 05/30/2023 8:34:42 pm (CDT)
$106 05/30/2023 8:34:37 pm (CDT)
$96 05/30/2023 8:34:37 pm (CDT)
$86 05/29/2023 7:53:20 pm (CDT)
$76 05/29/2023 6:21:36 am (CDT)
$66 * 05/29/2023 6:21:25 am (CDT)
$66 * 05/29/2023 6:21:24 am (CDT)
$30 05/28/2023 2:24:15 pm (CDT)
$25 05/26/2023 12:36:53 pm (CDT)
$21 05/26/2023 12:36:52 pm (CDT)
$20 05/26/2023 11:04:52 am (CDT)
$15 05/26/2023 11:04:52 am (CDT)
$10 05/26/2023 12:24:34 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.