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AFRICA (excl. Tsumeb)


Tanzania

Grossular (variety tsavorite) with Pyrite and Graphite
Grossular (variety tsavorite) with Pyrite and Graphite. Front
Front
Grossular (variety tsavorite) with Pyrite and Graphite. Light behind
Light behind

ML90AG7: Dodecahedral Grossular (tsavorite variety) crystal, translucent, very bright, with a very well defined green color and on matrix, with Pyrite crystals and radial aggregates of Graphite crystals.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 3 × 1.9 × 3.5 cm = 1.2” × 0.7” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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Congo D.R. (Zaire)

Calcite (variety cobaltoan Calcite)

MA6AG7: Aggregate, on matrix, of crystals that are very rich in faces with a predominant rhombohedron, between transparent and translucent, very bright and with an extraordinary color due to its liveliness and depth.
Kakanda, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




Calcite (variety cobaltoan Calcite). Calcite (variety cobaltoan Calcite).
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Cuprite with Calcite and Chrysocolla
Cuprite with Calcite and Chrysocolla.

EB56Y6: Group, of very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals that are extraordinarily bright and have a deep red color. On matrix with Calcite and Chrysocolla.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”




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Cuprite with Calcite

MB67AF2: Very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals. They are very bright, and have a very intense and deep red color visible under an intense light. The Cuprite esthetically contrasts with the white Calcite coating the vug on a rocky matrix.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Cuprite with Calcite. Cuprite with Calcite.
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Cuprite with Plancheite
Cuprite with Plancheite. Cuprite with Plancheite.
Cuprite with Plancheite. Front light
Front light

TR16AE1: Very sharp and slightly elongated octahedral crystal with very well defined faces and edges and fine polycrystalline growths. The crystals are perfectly individualized and on matrix, and they show a very vivid red color when backlit by an intense light beam.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.9” × 1.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”




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Cuprite with Calcite

AH16Q6: Groups of octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a deep red color on internal reflection. They are in a cavity that protects them.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (1994)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.9” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




Cuprite with Calcite. Cuprite with Calcite.
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Dioptase with Plancheite
Dioptase with Plancheite. Dioptase with Plancheite.

DM49AC8: Aggregate of very well defined Dioptase crystals. They are aerial, translucent, and bright. They have a very deep color and are on a rocky matrix partially coated by fibrous Plancheite aggregates. The crystals have a better luster and color than usual for the locality.
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 4.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”




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Dioptase with Bayldonite

TP91Y3: Dioptase crystals of a considerable size, on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and partially coated by small botryoidal growths of yellowish-green Bayldonite.
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.7 × 5.7 cm = 3.7” × 3.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.5”




Dioptase with Bayldonite. Dioptase with Bayldonite.
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South Africa

Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz. Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz.

MT56AG7: Very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, bright and with a very intense, deep and uniform green color. They are on a Quartz matrix.
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±2015)

Specimen size: 17.4 × 9.5 × 4.6 cm = 6.9” × 3.7” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz

FF27AC3: Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals that are translucent, have an intense and very uniform green color and are on a group of Quartz crystals with simple forms, and with very well defined phantom growths. The sample was in the Jan Buma collection who’s catalog card we’ll send to the buyer.
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±2005)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 2.2” × 2.2” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 3 cm = 1.2” × 1.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 050606



Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz. Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz.
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Octahedral Fluorite
Octahedral Fluorite.

TP86N0: Group of very sharp octahedral crystals. They are transparent, bright and have an excellent, very intense green color. From a recent find in Riemvasmaak in 2008.
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2008)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.7 × 2.1 cm = 2.1” × 1.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Jouravskite with Xonotlite

EX91AG3: A novelty at Denver 2017. Botryoidal aggregates of Jouravskite micro-crystals, a very rare calcium and manganese sulfate-carbonate. They are very sharp, very bright, have and an extraordinary lemon-yellow color and are on a Xonotlite matrix.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Munich 2017’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 71 of number 1/2018
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2017)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.6 × 1.7 cm = 2.3” × 1.4” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”




Jouravskite with Xonotlite. Jouravskite with Xonotlite.
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Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite
Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite. Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite.
Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite.

MT27AC8: Very aerial aggregate of laminar Shigaite crystals. They are bright and transparent, with a color between yellow and orange, and have a considerable size for the species. The Shigaite, on matrix, is implated on a botryoidal Rhodochrosite aggregate and it is with crystalline Siderite. Not bad for the species.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragιnesis’, number 01/2016, page 80
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2007)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.8” × 1.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Inesite

MD57AD1: Spheroidal aggregates of much very flattened crystals that are very quite well defined, with a very deep color and on a matrix that is very rich in black-colored manganese oxides.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 7 × 6.9 × 2.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.7” × 1.0”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Inesite. Inesite.
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Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite
Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite.

TL11Z1: A novelty at Tucson 2013. Groups of sharp, brilliant, well defined octahedral crystals on a matrix of Calcite crystals with small Andradite crystals. The Jacobsite crystals strongly contrast with the white Calcite and make this specimen nicer than usual.
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±08/2012)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.9 × 2.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite

TA47Z9: Groups of sharp, bright and well defined octahedral crystals on a matrix of scalenohedral Calcite crystals with small Andradite crystals. The Jacobsite crystals strongly contrast with the white Calcite and make this specimen nicer than samples from other finds. We will send a copy of the Jacobsite and Andradite analyses to the buyer.
N'Chwaning III Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±08/2012)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.1 × 4.2 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite. Jacobsite with Calcite and Andradite.
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Sceptered smoky Quartz
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Rear
Rear

TQ63S1: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Parallel and sceptered growth with some doubly terminated crystals that are transparent, very bright in deep smoky shades and on a parallel group of crystals of white Quartz.
Steinkopf, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (08/2010)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.6” × 0.6”




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Sceptered smoky Quartz

TM46S1: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Sceptered, and partially windowed growth of transparent crystals, very bright in deep smoky shades and on a parallel group of crystals of white Quartz.
Steinkopf, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (08/2010)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.1” × 0.9”




Sceptered smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Bultfonteinite

Bultfonteinite is a rare phyllosilicate (calcium fluorsilicate) that exists in the N'Chwaning mine along with another rare phyllosilicate (also calcium), Oyelite. In fact, while awaiting the analysis of these specimens we had indicated on the web site that they were Oyelite, as previous finds from the same mine with the same appearance and white color had always been considered Oyelite. So when we got the results of the analysis, much to our surprise, the fluor present in the sample as well as the atomic ratio of Ca/Si=1:2 indicates that the specimens are Bultfonteinite and not Oyelite.

Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

EC63R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EV13R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

EZ63R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EW26R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Rivista Mineralogica Italiana’ on page 51 in number 2011/1
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

EV12R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.6 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.0” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

ET64R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

ER14R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.4 × 3.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EL13R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

EH16R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite

EK26R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite
Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite. Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.

ED36R1: Fanlike groups of snowy white acicular crystals of Bultfonteinite replacing the faces of short elongated crystals of Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) which has a pseudocubic habit. In some cases the replacement is deeper and forms a more or less complete pseudomorph of the preexisting Hydroxyapophyllite-(K). All are on a matrix of clear, complex, crystals of Calcite. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (2006)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 3.8” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Olmiite

From the great Olmiite finds made in N'Chwaning Mine we offer this further material. The quality is, as you can see, much better than the Poldervaartites found in the Wessels Mine. Notably the color is much more intense and redder. On the subject of the color it is necessary to warn you that some of these new Olmiites show an intense color change depending of the kind of light used: in day light they become yellowish but in artificial light they are a spectacular strawberry red color.

Olmiite

EG6K9: Excellent miniature. The prismatic crystals are similar to a wheatsheaf with good brilliance and color. On rocky matrix.
N'Chwaning II Mine, Section 5 south, stope 46-47 roof, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (01/2002)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Type locality



Olmiite. Front
Front
Olmiite. Rear
Rear
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Olmiite
Olmiite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Olmiite. Bulb light
Bulb light

ME14AB1: Very individualized crystal with very well defined polycrystalline growths, bright and with a very intense and deep color, especially its central zone. The crystal has, on the base, white small globular Oyelite growths.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Fluorescent short UV




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Olmiite

EP38C0: Good crystal size and excellent transparency.
N'Chwaning II Mine, Section 5 south, stope 46-47 roof, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (01/02)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Type locality



Olmiite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Olmiite. Bulb light
Bulb light
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Olmiite
Olmiite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Olmiite. Bulb light
Bulb light

EK27C0: A pinker color than the other specimens, large size and very well positioned at the top of the matrix.
N'Chwaning II Mine, Section 5 south, stope 46-47 roof, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (01/02)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Type locality



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Madagascar

Grandidierite

MY87AE2: A novelty at Tucson 2016. An isolated crystal, translucent, bright, with a uniform and intense bluish-green color, with very well defined and deeply striated prismatic faces for the species. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tulιar Province (Toliara)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.4”




Grandidierite. Front
Front
Grandidierite. Rear
Rear
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Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar, Diopside and Mica
Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar, Diopside and Mica.

TG29AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. An isolated crystal on matrix. It is translucent, bright, with a uniform and intense bluish-green color and with very well defined prismatic faces. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tulιar Province (Toliara)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”

Diopside fluorescent



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Grandidierite with Feldspar and Diopside

TR49AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. An isolated crystal on matrix. It is translucent, bright, with a uniform and intense bluish-green color and with very well defined prismatic faces. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tulιar Province (Toliara)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.3”

Diopside fluorescent



Grandidierite with Feldspar and Diopside.
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Grandidierite with Feldspar, Schorl and Diopside
Grandidierite with Feldspar, Schorl and Diopside.

TC71AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Parallel growth, on matrix, of translucent and bright crystals with a uniform bluish green color and with very well defined prismatic faces. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tulιar Province (Toliara)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 0.9”

Diopside fluorescent



Order
Grandidierite with Schorl, Feldspar and Diopsido

TB54AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Parallel growth, on matrix, of translucent crystals with a uniform and very deep bluish green color and with faces and edges very much better defined than usual for this species. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tulιar Province (Toliara)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.0”

Diopside fluorescent



Grandidierite with Schorl, Feldspar and Diopsido.
Order
Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar and Diopside
Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar and Diopside.

TC69AD0: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Parallel growth, on matrix, of translucent and very bright crystals with a uniform and intense bluish green color and with very well defined prismatic faces. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tulιar Province (Toliara)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.2” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.8 cm = 1.6” × 0.7”

Diopside fluorescent



Order
Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar

MX51AD5: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Single crystals on a massive Quartz matrix. The crystals have some very well developed faces and edges on the prism, which is very uncommon for the species. The crystal is translucent and bright and has a uniform greenish blue color. Of an excellent quality for this rare silicate.
Grandidierite deposit, Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tulιar Province (Toliara)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.5 × 4 cm = 2.6” × 1.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.4 cm = 1.6” × 0.6”




Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar. Side
Side
Order
Zircon
Zircon. Front
Front
Zircon. Rear
Rear

MQ90AE7: Two very well defined crystals on matrix formed by a prism and a dipyramid. The main crystal is partially doubly terminated.
Betroka District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tulιar Province (Toliara)  Madagascar

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.3 cm = 1.0” × 0.5”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Order
Londonite-Rhodizite Series with Elbaite and Schorl

TF48AG3: Very sharp dodecahedral crystal with a vivid yellow color, translucent, bright and on matrix, with Elbaite (rubellite variety). The crystals like this have an outer zone that is rich in Caesium, thus are dominant Londonite, and the interior zone is rich in Potassium, thus are dominant Rhodizite.
Antsogombato Mine, FKT Antsentsindrano, Andrembesoa, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region  Madagascar

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.5” × 2.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Londonite-Rhodizite Series with Elbaite and Schorl. Londonite-Rhodizite Series with Elbaite and Schorl.
Londonite-Rhodizite Series with Elbaite and Schorl.
Order
Albite with Muscovite
Albite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Albite with Muscovite. Side
Side

TA27AB5: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Parallel aggregates and polycrystalline growths of bright and translucent Albite crystals that have an unusual and beautiful clear sky blue color and are with small aggregates of laminar Muscovite. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Manakana, Vohambohitra pegmatite, Tsaratanΰna District, Betsiboka Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province  Madagascar (2014)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.9 × 5.5 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Order
Albite with Muscovite

TP67AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Parallel aggregates and polycrystalline growths of bright and translucent Albite crystals that have an unusual and beautiful clear sky blue color and are with small aggregates of laminar Muscovite. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Manakana, Vohambohitra pegmatite, Tsaratanΰna District, Betsiboka Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province  Madagascar (2014)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.8 × 4.9 cm = 3.0” × 2.7” × 1.9”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Albite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Albite with Muscovite. Side
Side
Order
Twinned Calcite
Twinned Calcite.

TC37F3: A novelty from Madagascar, but a common species: Calcite. An attractive group in which the sharpness of the crystals stands out. They stand out for their color, brilliance, and the presence of extraordinarily unusual twinning formed by the interpenetration of two rhombohedra.
Sambava, Antsiranana  Madagascar (08/2004)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Twinned Calcite

TC67J3: Group of crystals from the August 2004, find. The aggregate is very attractive and we note the clearness of the crystals, the color and luster and, especially, the existence of twins formed by the contact of two rhombohedrons.
Sambava, Antsiranana  Madagascar (08/2004)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3 cm = 1.8” × 1.2”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV




Twinned Calcite.
Order

Andradite (demantoid and topazolite) from Ambanja

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Andradite (variety topazolite) with Stilbite
Andradite (variety topazolite) with Stilbite. Andradite (variety topazolite) with Stilbite.

TQ94Q0: A novelty at Tucson 2010. Druse on matrix of crystals very rich of faces, with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron and the trapezohedron and brown color, slightly greenish. Their luster is extraordinary and they are with small white concretions of Stilbite. The Topazolite variety has been well defined on this kind of samples and this will be reflected in a future article in The Mineralogical Record.
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province  Madagascar (05-06/2009)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.2 × 2.9 cm = 3.4” × 2.8” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




Order
Andradite (variety demantoid)

TK52S9: Transparent complex crystals of intense green color, on matrix. They have dominant forms of the trapezohedron and the dodecahedron, but they also show cube faces, small but perfectly visible. Some of the crystals have curious deformations, to the degree that one of them is almost completely flattened.
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province  Madagascar (08/2009)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6.3 × 4.8 cm = 2.9” × 2.5” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”




Andradite (variety demantoid).
Andradite (variety demantoid). Andradite (variety demantoid).
Order

Malawi

Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky) and Feldspar
Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Front
Front
Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Side
Side
Aegirine with Quartz (variety smoky)  and Feldspar. Rear
Rear

EA76AE4: Very curious doubly terminated smoky Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, flattened and with very sharp and well defined faces and edges. The Quartz is with Aegirine crystals, some of them doubly terminated, and small Orthoclase and Zircon crystals.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (2014)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.4” × 0.4”




Order
Aegirine with Quartz

EP46AD8: Doubly terminated Aegirine crystal with an acute doubled parallel termination. The crystal is curved due to a natural fracture that was self-healed by later growth. It is partially coated by small Quartz crystals. A curious and uncommon sample, due its morphological characteristics.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (2014)

Specimen size: 8 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 3.1” × 0.6” × 0.4”




Aegirine with Quartz. Front
Front
Aegirine with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Order

Mali

Epidote with Stilbite-Ca
Epidote with Stilbite-Ca. Front
Front
Epidote with Stilbite-Ca. Rear
Rear
Epidote with Stilbite-Ca.

TB67AF6: Group of dark green (almost black), doubly terminated, very aerial Epidote crystals that are partially coated by small white crystals, most of them doubly terminated, of Stilbite-Ca.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Commune Diakon, Arrondissement Diakon, Bafoulabι Circle, Kayes Region  Mali

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.5 × 5.4 cm = 3.9” × 3.0” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 7 × 2.5 cm = 2.8” × 1.0”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Order

Mozambique

Lepidolite after Elbaite with Tantalite-(Mn)

MX70AG3: A novelty at Munich 2017. Parallel growths, with a fibrous aspect, of Lepidolite (series) pseudomorphous after an Elbaite crystal, with doubly terminated Tantalite-(Mn) crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent and with a very vivid red color.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Munich 2017’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 70 of number 1/2018
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 0.9”




Lepidolite after Elbaite with Tantalite-(Mn). Front
Front
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Tantalite-(Mn). Rear
Rear
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Tantalite-(Mn).
Order
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Front
Front
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Top
Top
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Bottom
Bottom

MR94AG3: A novelty at Munich 2017. Parallel growths of Lepidolite (series) crystals pseudomorphous after Elbaite. They are bright with an intense pink color, with channels and other dissolution forms and with the crystalline remains of Elbaite (verdelite variety) on the upper end.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Munich 2017’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 70 of number 1/2018
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 5.2 × 5.2 cm = 5.2” × 2.0” × 2.0”




Order
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite

MT16AG3: A novelty at Munich 2017. Parallel growths of Lepidolite (series) crystals, pseudomorphous after Elbaite, with good terminations. They are bright, with an intense pink color, with channels and other dissolution forms and with transparent Elbaite (verdelite variety) crystals on the upper end that seem to be a later Elbaite generation.
This sample has been photographed and published as a novelty in Munich 2017 in the magazine Le Rθgne Minιral number 138, page 39, the magazine "Lapis" number 12/2017, page 43 and the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ on page 69 of number 1/2018
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 15.4 × 5 × 4.7 cm = 6.1” × 2.0” × 1.9”




Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Front
Front
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Lepidolite after Elbaite with Elbaite. Side
Side
Order
Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear

EP88AE4: A single crystal with very well defined terminal faces consisting of a dominant pinacoid and a rhombohedron. It is transparent, with an intense red color at the base and a blue termination, popularly known as a blue cap. It is different from what is usually found at this mine.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (08/2016)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Weight: 11 grams



Order
Elbaite

ER70AE4: Single crystal with very well defined parallel growth and terminal faces. It is transparent and has colored zones alternating between pink and bluish green. It is different from what is usually found at this mine.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (08/2016)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.7” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Weight: 22 grams



Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Order

Namibia

Tarbuttite with Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite
Tarbuttite with Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite. Front
Front
Tarbuttite with Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite. Top
Top
Tarbuttite with Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite.

MN68AA7: Divergent growths, on matrix, of acicular Tarbuttite crystals with a pale green color and partially coated by white Hydroxylapatite and Hemimorphite micro-crystals. The three co-existing species on the sample have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lόderitz District, Karas Region  Namibia (2006-2007)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4 × 3.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Order
Smithsonite with Hemimorphite

MF9AC6: Botryoidal aggregates of small white Smithsonite crystals on a matrix coated by small and very bright Hemimorphite crystals.
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Lόderitz District, Karas Region  Namibia (2007-2010)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.9 × 5.9 cm = 2.8” × 2.3” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




Smithsonite with Hemimorphite. Smithsonite with Hemimorphite.
Order
Copper
Copper. Copper.

TH6AG3: Dendritic growth of native Copper crystals, some of them very well defined, with the dominant faces of the cube, octahedron and dodecahedron. A fine miniature from Onganja, very representative of the Copper from the locality.
Ogonja (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm = 1.5” × 0.8” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Order
Quartz

TT27AF1: Group of crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated, with very well defined phantom growths of red Hematite inclusions. They have an amethystine nucleus visible under a strong light.
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region  Namibia (± 1980)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.7 × 5.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”




Quartz. Quartz.
Order
Fluorite (scepter)
Fluorite (scepter).

TP66AF0: Scepter growth of an octahedral Fluorite crystal with polycrystalline growths on its faces. It is bright, between transparent and translucent, and has a pale green color, more intense at the base. The sample was from Charles Key.
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.7”

From Charles Key



Order
Fluorite (scepter)

TM48AF0: Scepter growth of an octahedral Fluorite crystal with polycrystalline growths on its faces. It is bright, between transparent and translucent, has a pale green color and it is on a irregular Fluorite base that has a deeper and more intense green color. The sample was from Charles Key.
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 1.1”

From Charles Key



Fluorite (scepter). Front
Front
Fluorite (scepter). Top
Top
Order
Descloizite
Descloizite. Front
Front
Descloizite. Rear
Rear

TT37AE9: Very aerial aggregate, on matrix, of thick dipyramidal crystals with very well defined faces and edges, a deep Brown color and translucent on the edges.
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4 × 3.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.6” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Order
Smithsonite

TM27AB5: Aggregate, on matrix, of translucent rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals with a deep brown color and slightly orange shades. A classic from Namibia with great quality.
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




Smithsonite.
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.

TA89Z3: Druse of cubic crystals beveled by the dodecahedron and hollow growths on the octahedral faces. The crystals are translucent, bright and have a very intense and deep mauve color, clearer on the octahedral faces.
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa  Namibia

Specimen size: 10.5 × 6.6 × 1.9 cm = 4.1” × 2.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carolyn Seitz



Order
Shattuckite with Quartz

TX48T2: Globular and cavernous growths of Shattuckite of very uniform blue color that coat a matrix with skeletal growths of Quartz.
Kandesei Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region  Namibia (2009)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.5 ×  4.6 cm = 3.2” × 2.6” × 1.8”




Shattuckite with Quartz. Shattuckite with Quartz.
Order

Republic of the Congo

Dioptase
Dioptase. Dioptase.
Dioptase.

TR93AF6: Druse of rhombohedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges, extraordinarily bright and on matrix.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Renιville, Kindanba District, Pool Department  Republic of the Congo

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5 × 2.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Order
Wulfenite with Quartz

MA69AA9: Two isolated Wulfenite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, translucent, with an intense orange color and partially coated and fringed by Quartz crystals, also present on the rocky matrix. Excellent quality for the locality.
Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool  Republic of the Congo (2012)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.4 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




Wulfenite with Quartz. Wulfenite with Quartz.
Wulfenite with Quartz.
Order

TSUMEB

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Zincolivenite and Gartrellite
Zincolivenite and Gartrellite. Zincolivenite and Gartrellite.
Zincolivenite and Gartrellite

TA50AG7: Aggregate, on matrix, of crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent and bright and have a deep and uniform color. This sample is of great quality for a recently (2006) approved species that needed an accurate analysis to assure a correct attribution. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (08/1980)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2 × 1.3 cm = 1.6” × 0.8” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”


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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite

EP97AG7: Druse of Azurite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, translucent, extraordinarily bright and partially coated by Malachite crystal pseudomorphs after Azurite.
The sample, a Tsumeb classic of great quality, is from the Raϊl Sanabria collection, and it previously was in the Lloyd Tate collection. So, we’ll send to the buyer the labels of both collections and a third, a commercial label of Weinrich Minerals.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 9 × 6.9 × 2.8 cm = 3.5” × 2.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite.
Order
Azurite with Cerussite
Azurite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Azurite with Cerussite. Top
Top

EP99AG3: Group of complex Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, bright and with a very deep color with vivid reflections and transparencies. A classic from Tsumeb.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1975)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.1 × 1.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.1” × 0.7”




Order
Azurite
Azurite

EE46X6: Floater group of crystals that have very well defined faces and edges and well marked parallel growths, an uncommon shape for Tsumeb Azurite. The sample is from the Claus Hedegaard, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard




Azurite. Azurite.
Order
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side

MA66L5: Azurite crystal with an equidimensional form, very uncommon for Azurite, with well defined faces and edges, and very intense color. The upper crystal is a contact. On a Malachite matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3 × 2 cm = 1.7” × 1.2” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.8” × 0.8”




Order
Malachite pseudo Azurite
Malachite pseudo Azurite
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TF48Z9: Aggregate of flattened Malachite crystals, pseudomorphous after Azurite, with parallel growths and a silky surface. In some areas the replacement has not been complete and the primary azurite is preserved. A classic from Tsumeb that is with a Jack Crowley collection record card that we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.8 × 2.1 cm = 2.8” × 2.3” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 6.1 × 1.2 cm = 2.4” × 0.5”




Malachite pseudo Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite pseudo Azurite. Rear
Rear
Order
Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side

EH28V9: Group of doubly terminated crystals forming a multiple cyclic twin. The crystals are completely clear and extraordinarily bright.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.3 × 3 cm = 1.8” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Order
Cerussite

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EC61V9: Very aerial, transparent and bright, twinned crystal. It is implanted on a Quartz matrix rich in small clear green crystals of Smithsonite.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.6” × 1.1”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite.
Order
Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite.

EP17X3: Aggregate of crystals forming multiple twins, with very well defined faces and edges and with numerous inclusions of granular Galena crystals that gives them a dark shade.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.3” × 2.0” × 1.9”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



Order
Wulfenite

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TK50V9: Aggregate of tabular crystals very rich in infrequent crystalline forms. Their color is between yellow and orange; they are bright, between translucent and transparent and have a considerable size for the locality. Although the crystals could appear damaged, they are complete, as the 3D version of the image we offer shows.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.8” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”




Wulfenite.
Order
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan)
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Front
Front
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Rear
Rear
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan).

EV54AC8: Aggregate, on matrix, of very well defined rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals. They are considerably large for the species and are translucent, bright and have an intense pink color.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.4 × 4.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”




Order
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan)

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TH34T1: Group of rhombohedral crystals on matrix. They have a good size for the species, very well defined faces and edges and we especially note their good luster and an unusually intense pink color.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4 × 4.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”




Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan).
Order
Mimetite
Mimetite.

ER56X5: Very aerial group of well defined crystals, some of them partially doubly terminated. They have a very clear yellow color and an unusually big size for Tsumeb Mimetite crystals.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1966)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.3”




Order
Mimetite with Galena

EL96AC5: Aggregate of crystals with very well defined forms of the prism and dipyramid. The larger ones have a considerable length; they are very bright and have a small Galena matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.6 × 2.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”




Mimetite with Galena. Mimetite with Galena.
Mimetite with Galena.
Order
Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
Mimetite

EA28X5: Polycrystalline “bundled” growths of crystals with acute pyramidal micro-terminations. They are bright, have a clear yellow color and are on matrix.
The sample is from the collection of Claus Hedegaard, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 9 × 5.5 × 5 cm = 3.5” × 2.2” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard




Order
Calcite

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MX16W1: Group of translucent and very bright crystals that combine the forms of a quite flattened rhombohedron and a very short prism. This combination creates an unexpected and curious shape, quite similar to a pyritohedron. The sample is from the Desmond Sacco collection, whose label we'll send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1970-1985)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Desmond Sacco



Calcite.
Order
Calcite
Calcite.

TA66Q0: Very aerial polycrystalline botryoidal growths with white, slightly pinkish, color, on Limonite matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Very fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite

TJ87AF6: Arborescent growth of native Copper crystals on matrix, with small octahedral Cuprite crystals which are very bright and intensely red. The Copper has coatings of Calcite and Malachite.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.3 × 3.8 cm = 3.7” × 2.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
Copper with Cuprite, Calcite and Malachite.
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