Woodwardite (rare classic material)

West Caradon Mine, Crow's Nest, St Cleer, Cornwall, England, UK
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 4.3 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 11/25/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/30/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $120

Item Description

Woodwardite is a fairly rare hydrated copper aluminum hydroxy sulfate species, named in 1866 for Samuel Woodward, and English geologist. The type locality for the material is simply Cornwall, England, no specific mine is referenced, but some of the finest examples of the species are those from the West Caradon Mine. This piece is a truly striking display specimen featuring a layer of rich ocean blue colored Woodwardite which is quite apt due to the fact that it resembles shallow rolling waves of the ocean on the beach, creating the impression left in sand after the waves have subsided. The matrix is a mixture of white Quartz with spots of metallic golden Chalcopyrite. Truly this is one of the most eye-catching and showy examples that we've had to offer, and if you collect rare minerals, especially from the type locality, or you're a fan of Cornish material, this is a great piece to add to your collection. Valued $950.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#115 E), 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 following months and years through our various platforms.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$120 11/30/2023 5:31:11 pm (CST)
$110 11/30/2023 5:31:11 pm (CST)
$92 11/30/2023 4:29:07 pm (CST)
$82 11/30/2023 4:29:07 pm (CST)
$80 11/30/2023 7:45:34 am (CST)
$70 11/30/2023 7:45:34 am (CST)
$54 11/29/2023 8:14:45 pm (CST)
$49 11/27/2023 4:51:04 pm (CST)
$45 11/27/2023 4:51:04 pm (CST)
$40 11/27/2023 4:50:50 pm (CST)
$35 11/27/2023 4:50:50 pm (CST)
$30 11/27/2023 4:50:34 pm (CST)
$25 11/27/2023 4:50:34 pm (CST)
$20 11/27/2023 2:43:48 pm (CST)
$15 11/27/2023 2:43:48 pm (CST)
$10 11/26/2023 2:38:11 pm (CST)