Fluorite (GEM crystals) on Dolomite

Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 7.1 x 2.5 cm
Start Time: 01/18/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/25/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $145

Item Description

A fine display piece from the prolific Shangbao Mine featuring a few GEM QUALITY, soft purple and green bi-colored dodecahedral crystals of Fluorite measuring up to 1.8 cm across, sitting on a matrix covered with soft beige colored pearly Dolomite rhombs. The Fluorites are sharp and distinct, with excellent form, and I can't find any damage on them. Choice beautiful material from one of the great Fluorite-producing mines in China.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#641 C), 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 through our various platforms.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$145 01/25/2024 12:43:28 am (CST)
$135 * 01/25/2024 12:43:20 am (CST)
$135 * 01/25/2024 12:43:20 am (CST)
$64 01/22/2024 11:37:58 pm (CST)
$54 01/22/2024 11:37:58 pm (CST)
$49 01/19/2024 9:03:36 pm (CST)
$44 01/19/2024 9:03:36 pm (CST)
$30 01/18/2024 11:38:46 pm (CST)
$25 01/18/2024 11:38:46 pm (CST)
$10 01/18/2024 8:06:16 pm (CST)
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