Siderite (spherical) with Quartz

Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Leoben District, Styria, Austria
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm
Start Time: 01/25/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/01/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $316

Item Description

An odd yet eye-catching matrix display specimen featuring spherical brown groups of Siderite measuring up to about 1.0 cm across, which are associated with a handful of thin prismatic Quartz crystals on matrix. You can see from a few of the exposed / contacted spheres that they are radiating groups, which remind me of the classic pieces of Siderite (var: Sphärosiderite) from Spokane, Washington. A very attractive and certainly rare style from the Styrian Ore Mountain of Austria.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#147 OS), 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
$316 02/01/2024 6:38:31 pm (CST)
$306 02/01/2024 6:07:46 pm (CST)
$302 02/01/2024 6:07:46 pm (CST)
$296 02/01/2024 6:07:35 pm (CST)
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$177 01/30/2024 1:19:59 pm (CST)
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$147 01/30/2024 1:19:41 pm (CST)
$137 01/30/2024 1:19:41 pm (CST)
$111 01/30/2024 12:55:42 pm (CST)
$101 01/28/2024 7:17:16 pm (CST)
$100 01/28/2024 7:17:16 pm (CST)
$10 01/26/2024 7:20:47 am (CST)