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Quartz- Amethyst Phantom
stock #18- AX-4-432
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.2 x 3.2 x 2.9 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $750
Worldwide mix summer

Gem clear and incredibly perfect, this is a stunning Goboboseb Amethyst that is far better in person. Goboboseb Quartz is world famous for its elegant form but exceptional pieces like this are actually very rare. In impeccable condition and with amazing inclusions this is from that tiny percentage that can be called superb. Sharp negative Quartz crystal inclusions and scepters are seen with magnification inside the lower part of the crystal as are small blood red blades of Hematite. One of the best we have handled, not large in size but quality.
Analcime on Prehnite - modern classic locale
stock #17.1-539
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
5 x 4.3 x2 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $220
Spring update

A perfect 2 CM glassy Analcime crystal is perfectly set on a contrasting green Prehnite. The matrix also hosts tiny Apophyllite, Quartz and Laumontite that add some extra sparkle. The Analcime from Goboboseb is not well known and almost never this large or transparent. Choice and undamaged, a very good value.
Quartz var Amethyst with movable bubble
stock #17.1-529
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
7.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
Spring update

A sharp, gem clear Goboboseb Amethyst that has a good sized movable bubble and excellent zoning. Unlike most of these so called Brandburgs, this one has no chips or dings, and is far better in person. The Goboboseb area is a very harsh place for digging Quartz, and the small miners camped there do not often find crystals this clean. These Quartz are one of the mineral kingdoms best values.
Prehnite on Quartz
stock #17.1-695
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
9.7 x 7.7 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $180
Pre Holiday 2017

Balls of crystallized Prehnite (up to 2.5 CM) in perfect condition are set on a matrix of Quartz crystals. A few Quartz crystals have breaks but most are undamaged. From the Goboboseb mountains better known for their great Amethysts, this is a bright, colorful and lustrous piece in person.
Amethyst phantom with Apophyllite crystals
stock #17.1-086
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
6 x 1.9 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Pre Holiday 2017

A fine and unusual Brandburg type amethyst crystal in perfect condition, with the very rare addition of Apophyllite crystals on some faces. Classic and esthetic, this is the best example I have seen of this uncommon association. The Apophyllite is gem clear and sharp, most are doubly terminated and all are very lustrous. In the Quartz, movable internal bubbles (enhydro) are a nice bonus. The Goboboseb region has produced lots of Amethysts but the quality, esthetics, condition and the Apophyllites make this one stand out from the crowd. Choice.
Quartz V. Amethyst on Prehnite
stock #16.1-770
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
9.9 x 7.5 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $170
Spring 2017

A single slender dark purple Amethyst (7.3 CM long)rises from a small cleft in a pale green Prehnite layer. A nice example of a typical habit Goboboseb specimen. Some zoning in the Quartz and in very good condition.
Amethyst phantom (Brandburg)
stock #ALEC-4-157
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
7.5 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $175
Spring 2013

Sharp, lustrous beautiful Amethyst phantom. Some minor Lepidocrocite, the quartz is especially sharp and clear. A very affordable, fine Brandburg from the Goboboseb.
Amethyst (gem clear phantom) with Prehnite and Lepidochrosite
stock #Alec-4-267
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
10 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450


A superb example of a very fine phantom quartz from this classic location. Pristine, damage free and optically clear main crystal (6 CM tall) is decorated with light green Prehnite balls and holds elegant, wispy phantoms. From every angle this displays well, but my personal favorite is looking straight down from the top (the C axis. The matrix block is sawn on the underside and on some edges, so it sits perfectly on its own. These are often collected using diamond saws to avoid damage. It is possible to further trim the specimen to remove all traces of the sawing, but for me it is fine as is. If you like good quartz, you will love this specimen!
8 specimens found
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