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7 specimens found
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Dioptase
stock #18-AX-14-218
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
3.4 x 2.4 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $620
Dec 2018

A super clean, brilliant toenail sized Dioptase from finds at Kaokoveld in 2012. Very sharp and lustrous crystals in excellent condition and having an esthetic arrangement. While Dioptase is known from quite a few localities in the world but this sort of very fine specimen is from either Tsumeb (closed forever) or Kaokoveld, bot being in Namibia. Top emerald green color with transparent areas set this apart, better in person.
Dioptase on Shattuckite
stock #18- AX-14-226
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
6.1 x 5.7 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Late Summer 2018

Fantastic Copper species piece with Emerald green Dioptase crystals on royal blue Shattuckite. The Dioptase are highly lustrous, sharp and up to 1 CM. The underlying Quartz matrix is very solid and there are few hints of Malachite at the edges. These were found a few years ago in a one time find in the Kaokoveld, and sold very quickly. Happy to be able to offer this one again. The color contrast on this is especially fine.
Shattuckite
stock #18-AX-14-244
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
6.8 x 5.1 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Late Summer 2018

An esthetic and pure mass of the Copper Silicate Hydroxide - Shattuckite. Very good color in a three dimensional specimen. This has a sculptural form holding an open vug much like a vase. The inner surfaces are all a delicate botryoidal blue velvet and the edges show the fibrous structure as well. From the limited finds made in 2013-5 in the Kaokoveld, These were a significant discovery at that time, and remain as some of the best specimens ever for the specie.
Shattuckite in Quartz with Malachite
stock #17.1-793
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
6.1 x 4.6 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $180
Late Summer 2018

One of the most sought after Quartz from Namibia are the Shattuckite included pieces like this. The main 4.6 CM tall milky Quartz crystal has several zones of dark blue inclusions. A Malachite spray adds a nice accent. The quartz shows signs of re-crystallization and has the "corncob" type habit. The termination is more transparent than the body of the Quartz and a few spots of Shattuckite can be seen through the top.
Dioptase
stock #ALEC -19-194
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
4.5 x 3.7 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $1250
pre Tucson 2015 update

Pure emerald green Dioptase in a jackstraw arrangement of bright crystals, in excellent condition with no matrix. A fine Kaokoveld specimen with gemmy zones and individual crystals over 1.6 CM. Very 3 dimensional, this has very good esthetics.
Shattuckite with Malachite
stock #ALEC-4-285
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
11.2 x 6.4 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $3250
pre Tucson 2015 update

An intense color, well crystalized large Shattuckite with fine malachite sprays and sparkling luster. One of the nicest of this style, this displays well from any angle, and the color is very much "electric". This find produced the best Shattuckites ever seen and this is an especially choice example. Much more three dimensional than most and with great display impact, in fine condition. On close exam many small doubly terminated Quartz crystals are seen that are a brilliant blue color from included Shattuckite and add a lot of flash. Compared to other fine pieces this is a great value.
Shattuckite and Malachite (primany crystals)
stock #ALEC-4-232
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
7.1 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $2750


A REALLY fine Shattuckite specimen, far better in person than can be seen on a computer! Malachite in primary accicular crystals sprout from the center of a deep blue Shattuckite vug that is formed of radiating fibers. No damage, better specimens (like this) from the Kaokoveld are simply the best ever found for the species. We are told the zone is finished and there are no more to be had. this quality is now getting much harder to find and very costly. Priced WAY below market for this quality!
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