Phillipsite Subgroup

Alter Stein Quarry, Allendorf, Greifenstein, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Giessen Region, Hesse, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 11/09/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/18/2023 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $110

Item Description

A rich and fine quality specimen featuring crystals of the Phillipsite Subgroup (the specific species isn't known) measuring up to 5 mm, with high luster and porcelain-white color forming blocky monoclinic prisms on basanite matrix. Virtually all of the central crystals are pristine, and the only damage is along the periphery where the piece was removed from the pocket wall. An excellent specimen from the Alter Stein Quarry, in Allendorf. Valued $750.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#383 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
$110 11/18/2023 5:54:00 pm (CST)
$100 11/18/2023 5:54:00 pm (CST)
$89 11/18/2023 4:56:23 am (CST)
$79 11/18/2023 4:56:23 am (CST)
$69 11/18/2023 4:56:14 am (CST)
$59 11/18/2023 4:56:14 am (CST)
$49 11/17/2023 10:59:35 pm (CST)
$44 11/17/2023 10:59:35 pm (CST)
$20 11/16/2023 7:15:59 pm (CST)
$15 11/16/2023 7:15:58 pm (CST)
$10 11/10/2023 5:15:10 am (CST)