Gypsum (gemmy crystals)

Eisleben, Mansfeld-Südharz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 6.3 x 4.4 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: $121

Item Description

An impressive, good sized, three-dimensional group of fine, sharp, gemmy Gypsum crystals from this old and extinct Cu-Ni-Ag district. The main crystal is doubly-terminated with excellent form and good internal gemminess. Several additional Gypsum crystals can be seen flaring off of one end, and to be honest, the piece is nearly a "floater", as it's largely crystallized all over, with no major damage or real points of attachment that I can find. A fantastic, old and rare Gypsum from this famous German locale. Valued $1,500.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#543 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
$121 05/18/2024 5:05:00 pm (CDT)
$111 05/18/2024 5:04:59 pm (CDT)
$95 05/18/2024 9:58:07 am (CDT)
$85 05/18/2024 9:58:07 am (CDT)
$73 05/17/2024 4:16:03 pm (CDT)
$63 05/17/2024 4:16:03 pm (CDT)
$33 05/16/2024 3:00:15 pm (CDT)
$28 05/16/2024 3:00:15 pm (CDT)
$22 05/13/2024 2:33:20 pm (CDT)
$17 05/13/2024 2:33:09 pm (CDT)
$15 05/13/2024 2:33:09 pm (CDT)
$10 05/11/2024 12:05:01 am (CDT)