Plumbogummite (excellent color and quality)

Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 6.4 x 4.6 cm
Start Time: 09/07/2023 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/14/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $459

Item Description

Before the specimens from the Yangshuo Mine hit the market, Plumbogummite was not typically considered a collectible display species. These specimens are remarkable for their superb color, size and quality, and are e soon-to-be classics. I honestly feel like they do not get enough credit for clearly being the finest examples of the species ever found. This small cabinet sized specimen is a wonderful piece of this superb quality material featuring dozens of translucent spherical / botryoidal Plumbogummite "balls" measuring up to 4 mm covering all sides of the underlying white Quartz matrix. There is a tiny bit of light greenish-yellow Pyromorphite on the base of the specimen as well for a nice touch. If you backlight the piece. you can see the vivid blue color come through. The piece is contacted in several spots, so it's not pristine, but pieces with color like this are becoming very hard to find on the market now, as nothing has come out of this locality for a few years. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl, 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
$459 09/14/2023 6:41:32 pm (CDT)
$450 09/14/2023 6:41:32 pm (CDT)
$335 09/14/2023 6:22:41 pm (CDT)
$325 09/14/2023 6:22:41 pm (CDT)
$310 09/14/2023 11:43:19 am (CDT)
$300 09/08/2023 4:51:46 pm (CDT)
$292 09/08/2023 4:51:46 pm (CDT)
$269 09/08/2023 12:11:27 am (CDT)
$259 09/08/2023 12:11:27 am (CDT)
$249 09/07/2023 9:17:36 pm (CDT)