Rosasite (rare locality specimen)

Ramsbeck, Bestwig, Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 5.2 x 2.4 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: $60

Item Description

A beautiful, fine quality and notably rare Rosasite specimen, labeled as coming from Ramsbeck, but likely from the Bastenberg Mine. This piece is the richest example I can remember seeing from the locality, and is filled with beautiful, velvety, hemispherical groups of greenish-blue Rosasite, sitting on oxidized matrix. A minor amount of Hemimorphite and Galena can be seen under magnification. A really impressive piece for the locality, and if you collect secondary ore minerals, or specimens from Germany, this is a lovely, colorful piece to add to your collection.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#377 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
$60 11/18/2023 5:46:39 pm (CST)
$50 11/16/2023 8:17:56 pm (CST)
$45 11/12/2023 11:41:59 pm (CST)
$44 11/12/2023 11:41:59 pm (CST)
$40 11/12/2023 11:41:54 pm (CST)
$35 11/12/2023 11:41:54 pm (CST)
$30 11/12/2023 11:41:49 pm (CST)
$25 11/12/2023 11:41:49 pm (CST)
$20 11/12/2023 11:41:44 pm (CST)
$15 11/12/2023 11:41:43 pm (CST)
$10 11/10/2023 5:11:47 am (CST)