Babu District, Hezhou, Guangxi, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x5.8 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 03/16/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/23/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $210

Item Description

Molybdenite is not often seen in fine quality matrix display specimens. This particular piece comes from the Babu District in Guangxi, China, and is one of the best examples we've had to offer in terms of matrix pieces. It hosts a bright silvery metallic foliated crystal group of Molybdenite measuring 2.1 cm aesthetically perched on Quartz matrix. I love the fact that the Molybdenite group is beautifully isolated on the matrix, and it's in very good condition, it's not all "chewed up" or buried like others we've seen from Babu. For a fairly well known species, it's no surprise that China is producing specimens of this beautiful sulfide. If you've always wanted a showy matrix specimen of Molybdenite, don't miss out on this one. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#28 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. Priced in our inventory at $1,650.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$210 03/23/2023 12:55:07 pm (CDT)
$200 03/23/2023 12:33:54 pm (CDT)
$191 03/23/2023 12:33:53 pm (CDT)
$181 03/21/2023 4:44:30 pm (CDT)
$171 03/21/2023 4:44:30 pm (CDT)
$161 03/21/2023 4:44:15 pm (CDT)
$151 03/21/2023 4:44:15 pm (CDT)
$141 03/21/2023 4:44:03 pm (CDT)
$131 03/21/2023 4:44:03 pm (CDT)
$121 03/18/2023 12:15:01 am (CDT)
$111 03/18/2023 12:15:01 am (CDT)
$60 03/17/2023 8:44:52 pm (CDT)
$50 03/17/2023 8:44:52 pm (CDT)
$35 03/17/2023 8:44:40 pm (CDT)
$30 03/17/2023 8:44:40 pm (CDT)
$15 03/17/2023 8:07:01 pm (CDT)
$10 03/17/2023 7:58:27 pm (CDT)