Pyrite on Calcite

Kamsdorf, Unterwellenborn, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt District, Thuringia, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 05/09/2024 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/18/2024 6:42:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $135

Item Description

A cute miniature specimen featuring an open vug / geode filled with Calcite coated by metallic golden Pyrite crystals. The label and the catalogue collection state that the crystals are Chalcopyrite, but upon close examination I'm certain they are in fact Pyrite, as I can clearly see defined cubic faces.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#326 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.

Did You Know We Offer Custom Bases?

Learn More

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$135 05/18/2024 6:36:44 pm (CDT)
$133 05/18/2024 6:36:44 pm (CDT)
$125 05/18/2024 6:34:53 pm (CDT)
$115 05/18/2024 6:34:52 pm (CDT)
$105 05/18/2024 6:31:01 pm (CDT)
$95 05/18/2024 6:31:01 pm (CDT)
$85 05/18/2024 6:29:47 pm (CDT)
$75 05/18/2024 6:29:47 pm (CDT)
$65 05/18/2024 6:27:42 pm (CDT)
$55 05/18/2024 6:27:42 pm (CDT)
$38 05/18/2024 5:46:29 pm (CDT)
$33 05/18/2024 5:46:29 pm (CDT)
$30 05/12/2024 9:30:00 pm (CDT)
$25 05/12/2024 9:30:00 pm (CDT)
$20 05/11/2024 12:09:26 am (CDT)
$15 05/11/2024 12:09:26 am (CDT)
$10 05/10/2024 12:29:17 am (CDT)