Scheelite on Fluorite

Dongshan Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 05/11/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/18/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $133

Item Description

A now seldom-seen specimen of Scheelite from the Dongshan Mine in Hunan, China featuring a soft sandy-golden colored, sharp, lustrous, translucent, pseudo-octahedral crystal measuring 3.3 cm sitting atop soft "water"-green colored Fluorite matrix. These specimens were mined in the late 1990s, and very few good ones were found. They are far less common than the Scheelites from Pingwu, or even Yaogangxian. This piece is a certainly better than most we've had to offer in the auctions, though I have to point out that the back of the termination on the Scheelite has a decent sized ding, so it's not damage-free. The Scheelite shows excellent fluorescence under UV light. A good overall example of these uncommon but beautiful Scheelite specimens. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#45 C), 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.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$133 05/18/2023 6:07:39 pm (CDT)
$123 05/18/2023 5:55:16 pm (CDT)
$115 05/18/2023 5:55:16 pm (CDT)
$113 05/18/2023 5:54:16 pm (CDT)
$103 05/18/2023 9:30:28 am (CDT)
$101 05/18/2023 9:30:28 am (CDT)
$92 05/18/2023 9:30:00 am (CDT)
$82 05/18/2023 9:30:00 am (CDT)
$80 05/18/2023 9:24:42 am (CDT)
$70 05/18/2023 9:23:51 am (CDT)
$67 05/18/2023 9:23:51 am (CDT)
$56 * 05/16/2023 8:37:19 pm (CDT)
$56 * 05/16/2023 8:37:19 pm (CDT)
$48 05/14/2023 6:02:18 pm (CDT)
$43 05/14/2023 6:02:18 pm (CDT)
$38 05/12/2023 10:53:58 pm (CDT)
$33 05/12/2023 10:53:57 pm (CDT)
$20 05/12/2023 10:23:32 am (CDT)
$15 05/12/2023 10:23:32 am (CDT)
$10 05/12/2023 3:05:53 am (CDT)
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