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RM1989   Descloizite

Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa, Namibia

Aesthetic group of several descloizite crystals. Every one of these group of crystals is a group of little crystals of slightly curved edges, a typical shape in the classic samples from Namibia. Intense brilliance a deep color. From this former Sapnish collection.


Size: 4.0 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 13 mm.
Found in 09/1986.

Col. Manchion #245


 

RM2021   Actinolite

Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa, Namibia

Actinolite crystals are not usual with this size and definition. The specimen shows well-defined forms of the prism and monoclinic pinacoids, with the back side exfoliated. Intense green, almost black. A sample not usual for the species. It was determined that it is not an epidote, with which it could be confused, by Raman spectroscopy.


Size: 5.4 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm.
Found in 2018.



 
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