Rhodochrosite

Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima, Peru
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 6.6 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $63

Item Description

Please note that this specimen was erroneously labeled as coming from Chvaletice, Czech Republic (#104 CS), but this was a clear mistake, as it's obviously from Uchucchacua. With that said, the famous Uchuccchacua Mine in Peru has produced some iconic Rhodochrosite specimens over the years, typically showing scalenohedral / "dogtooth" habit crystals. This piece is from an older find and features sharp, lustrous, gemmy, reddish-pink colored crystals on matrix. The largest Rhodo crystal measures 5 mm across. Please note that some of the crystals are contacted, and not 100% pristine. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl. Kurt was 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.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$63 * 01/26/2023 6:39:05 pm (CST)
$63 * 01/26/2023 6:39:05 pm (CST)
$52 01/26/2023 6:01:24 pm (CST)
$51 01/26/2023 6:01:24 pm (CST)
$46 01/26/2023 6:01:05 pm (CST)
$41 01/26/2023 6:01:05 pm (CST)
$35 01/22/2023 9:11:58 pm (CST)
$30 01/22/2023 9:11:58 pm (CST)
$10 01/20/2023 8:43:57 am (CST)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.