Fluorite (unusual style for the locality)

Huangshaping Mine, Huangshaping Pb-Zn-polymetallic ore field, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 01/25/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/01/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $161

Item Description

A very unusual Fluorite specimen from the lesser-known Huangshaping Mine in Hunan, China. Typically the Fluorite specimens from this mine are a soft green hue, but this one is notably yellow, a light golden hue if I'm being particular, and features a dramatic and eye-catching formation, comprising many sharp, rather gemmy cubes growing in an almost organic looking development. The piece is crystallized on all sides, save one point of attachment on the base where it was separated from the pocket wall. No major damage that I can see, and I highly encourage you to watch the video for this one, as it best illustrates the aesthetic, three-dimensional quality of this interesting and certainly RARE Fluorite specimen. Don't miss out on this one, we don't have another like it, and if you collect Fluorites or Chinese minerals, this is a cool esoteric piece to add to your collection.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#730 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 over the next two to three years through our various platforms.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$161 02/01/2024 9:06:54 am (CST)
$151 02/01/2024 9:06:54 am (CST)
$141 01/28/2024 10:41:55 pm (CST)
$131 01/28/2024 10:41:54 pm (CST)
$121 01/27/2024 7:59:44 pm (CST)
$111 01/27/2024 4:08:06 pm (CST)
$109 01/27/2024 4:08:06 pm (CST)
$48 01/26/2024 10:12:50 am (CST)
$43 01/26/2024 10:12:50 am (CST)
$38 01/26/2024 10:12:42 am (CST)
$33 01/26/2024 10:12:42 am (CST)
$10 01/25/2024 8:16:55 pm (CST)