Fluorite (classic bi-colored crystals)

Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Stanhope, County Durham, England, UK
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 5.6 x 4.8 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: $209

Item Description

A classic and showy specimen of Weardale Fluorite from the well-known Blackdene Mine. The piece features a beautiful, sculptural, sharp, lustrous, translucent, bi-colored, "stacked" cubic group of Fluorite which shows a soft purplish color on the exterior, but when it's backlit, you can see a green color on the interior. Minor matrix is present, and the piece displays nicely as you can see. Very good shape overall, no major damage that I can find. A cool small cabinet specimen from an area where the mining dates back to the 15th century! Priced at $1,500 in the inventory. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#81 E), 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
$209 01/26/2023 6:02:18 pm (CST)
$199 01/26/2023 4:51:18 pm (CST)
$195 01/26/2023 4:51:18 pm (CST)
$152 01/26/2023 4:50:39 pm (CST)
$142 01/26/2023 4:50:39 pm (CST)
$132 01/25/2023 3:50:05 pm (CST)
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$102 01/25/2023 3:49:54 pm (CST)
$92 01/25/2023 3:49:54 pm (CST)
$82 01/25/2023 1:37:50 pm (CST)
$72 01/24/2023 4:00:49 pm (CST)
$62 01/23/2023 12:40:58 pm (CST)
$52 01/23/2023 12:40:52 pm (CST)
$50 01/23/2023 12:40:52 pm (CST)
$45 01/23/2023 12:40:47 pm (CST)
$40 01/23/2023 12:40:46 pm (CST)
$35 01/22/2023 3:06:24 pm (CST)
$30 01/22/2023 3:06:24 pm (CST)
$20 01/21/2023 7:55:53 pm (CST)
$15 01/21/2023 7:55:53 pm (CST)
$10 01/19/2023 9:53:31 pm (CST)