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RM780   Beryl (var. aquamarine) with smoky quartz, schorl and feldspar

Erongo Mts., Erongo, Namibia

Exceptional specimen of beryl, variety aquamarine, very aerial disposed on a matrix rich in developed smoky quartz crystals. Beryl shows very good transparency and blue color. Accompanied by another beryl doubly terminated in smoky quartz. Also with black schorl crystals and feldspar. The crystal has a small dent, but a very aesthetic piece.


Size: 9,5 x 9,0 x 3,7 cm.
Main crystal: 19 x 8 mm.

 

RM1512   Fluorite with quartz

Erongo Mts., Erongo, Namibia

Group of cubic crystals of fluorite, with colors between green and violet. In a matrix with white quartz crystals. It presents some damage, but without affecting aesthetics.


Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm.
Main crystal: 29 x 28 mm.
Found in 2007.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM852   Smoky Scepter Quartz

Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area, Erongo, Namibia

A scepter quartz crystal with smoky tones, transparence and brilliance. With window growths on rhombohedral faces. Very aesthetic.


Size: 6.8 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm.

 

RM1455   Boltwoodite with calcite

Goanikontes Claim, Goanikontes, Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia

A elongated vug lined with small calcite crystals on which are scatterd some radial clusters of acicular yellow to orange crystals of boltwoodite. This specimen is labeled as Rössing mine but during many years excellent boltwoodite samples were labeled as "Rössing" and thus confused with the Rössing Uranium mine in the area (which never produced any boltwoodite specimens). The correct locality is Goanikontes, a uranium claim 4 km SE of Goanikontes and 27 km E of Swakopmund, at a distance of 40 km from the Rössing Uranium Mine.


Size: 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 4 mm.
Found in 1990's

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 
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