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14 specimens found
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Beryl var Goshenite- elongated crystals
stock #17.1-537
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.6 x 3.1 x 2.9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $480
Dec 2018

A superb toenail sized Erongo Goshenite. Perfect colorless Beryl crystals sprout from a Feldspar matrix in an attractive array. Excellent luster, clarity and with a slender habit all the crystals are terminated with the flat top and some tiny pinnacoid faces. An older specimen of a type almost never available. No damage at all, the specimen could be trimmed to a fine competition thumbnail but also looks great as is.
Beryl V. Aquamarine- unusual stepped termination
stock #17.1-536
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.7 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $1250
Dec 2018

A bizzare, unique, rare but attractive Aquamarine. From the Erongo Mountains, (Hohenstien Massif) this is a complete, doubly terminated crystal. The flat termination is typical although in this case the corners have modified faces. The real interest is the other termination that is a series of hexagonal steps that are perfectly centered like a stairway or a turret. The 4 main steps or platforms are very flat and some edges have a little etching, the whole is therefore a reversed scepter. Some minor contacting/chipping is noted but overall the condition is excellent. A good display piece but especially a great addition for a suite of Namibian/ Erongo minerals, Beryls or exotic crystal forms.
Fluorite on Microcline
stock #17.1-526
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.8 x 5.8 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

A sculptural matrix hosts well exposed octahedral Fluorites from Erongo. The Fluorites are a dark green and quite translucent (they glow with a good backlight, which also reveals a dark purple core) A different sort of look and esthetic presentation, this display well from any angle. No visible damage to the Fluorites.
Fluorite (globular crystals) with Schorl
stock #17.1-304
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
8.1 x 4.9 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Late Summer 2018

Very odd but also quite attractive, a mass of rounded translucent Fluorite crystals stacked on each other. A few Schorl crystals and a little Hyalite opal add some contrast but this is nearly all Fluorite. The color is the "jellybean green" and a vitreous luster. In fine condition and in person more impressive. From a 2017 find on Hohenstein massif, the major specimen source now in the Erongo. It has been incredible how many different types and forms of Fluorite have been found here, often unique to a single pocket.
Topaz - new find
stock #18.1-350
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.3 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $120
Late Summer 2018

From a small zone of blue Topaz crystals found in mid 2017 on Hohenstein in Erongo, Namibia. The matrix is made of thousands of micro Topaz crystals, so this is all Topaz. The main crystal is 1.3 CM tall with glassy luster. In fine condition, and a quite different style than the usual Topaz from Erongo. In excellent condition, esthetic and a good value.
Fluorite with Elbaite and Schorl
stock #17.1-531
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
7 x .9 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $675
Spring update

A weird but super attractive Fluorite from the Erongo where odd Fluorites seem to be more common than other places. The photos do not convey the piece well, but it is composed of many "melted look" globlike transparent crystals in clusters and stacks on Schorl crystals. The colors range from colorless to vivid green and all looks like it has melted together. A few transparent green needlelike Tourmalines are scattered on the display side for added oddness. Far better in person.
Fluorite-
stock #17.1-818
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
2.9 x 1.7 x 1.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $450
Spring update

For those who enjoy weird, rare forms. Bright green transparent Fluorites with an exotic structure. These have been called "rhombohedral" Fluorites and they do have that exact shape, even though a cubic crystal should not form like this. These are in fact spinel twinned Fluorites with elongation of the C axis, a distortion that makes this habit. This piece is a cluster of 3 small crystals and one larger all with the habit but the largest one is the center and shows the habit the best. A rare find in one pocket on Hohenstien we are told, that had just a few examples of this form. The color is a rich apple green and the condition is perfect too. Strong display for a small piece.
Fluorite on Muscovite, Schorl and Quartz etc.
stock #17.1-301
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
8 x 5.5 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $800
Spring update

Fluorites that are bright green, transparent and with complex form are perched on ball like masses of Muscovite. From a find in 2017 on Hohenstein Massif in Namibia, this has a very different form from previous discoveries. The so called jellybean green habit is well displayed on this piece and the Fluorites are undamaged. A close exam shows some of the Schorl is translucent in needle like crystals on the display face. Very three dimensional and a strong cabinet sized display piece.
14 specimens found
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