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AFRICA (excl. Tsumeb)


Mali

Andradite
Andradite. Front
Front
Andradite. Top
Top
 

MA13AJ4: Group of very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They have a dark brown color.
Sibinndi, Commune Diakon, Arrondissement Diakon, Bafoulabι Circle, Kayes Region  Mali

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 3.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”


Euro:80 / US$90 / Yen:10040 / AUD$126

Reservado
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




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

Congo D.R. (Zaire)

Malachite XX
Malachite XX. Front
Front
Malachite XX. Side
Side
Malachite XX.
Malachite XX  

TQ91AI8: Malachite Druse of very well defined primary Malachite crystals that are rich with polycrystalline growths that are bright and have a very deep color. We note that, curiously, the Congo is not well known for its primary Malachite specimens.
The sample is from the A.J. & S. Koster collections and, previously, it was in the Gilbert Gauthier collection. We will send the labels of the two collections to the buyer.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm = 2.8” × 1.8” × 1.3”

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




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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”




Cuprite with Calcite and Chrysocolla.
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Cuprite with Calcite
Cuprite with Calcite. 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”




Order
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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Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
Azurite.
 

EX93AH9: Floater group of rosette growths of flattened crystals that are very bright with a very vivid color. The sample has an extraordinary quality for the best well known at the locality.
Kimbwι, Kinsevere District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.3” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Carrollite with Mica
 

TH43AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Very sharp and aerial cubo-octahedral crystal, complete and on matrix, with Mica. It has two small contacts on the left side, recrystallized by the Carrollite itself. The sample is from a recent find of samples of a great quality.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 44 of the 2018/01 edition.
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire) (2016-2017)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.7”

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




Carrollite with Mica.
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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.
Order

Madagascar

Chrysoberyl
Chrysoberyl. Front
Front
Chrysoberyl. Rear
Rear
 

MG67AJ1: Floater twinned Chrysoberyl crystals with very well defined parallel polycrystalline growths. It is translucent, bright and has an intense yellowish green color.
Ambatondrazaka District, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province (Tamatave)  Madagascar

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3 × 1.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.2” × 0.6”




Order
Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar
 

MJ99AJ1: Very sharp dodecahedral Rhodizite crystals, well known by its high content of rubidium, translucent, bright, with a pale greenish yellow color and on matrix with Quartz, Feldspar and red Elbaite (rubellite variety) crystals.
Antsogombato Mine, Antsentsindrano, Anosiarivo Manapa, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region  Madagascar

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.4 × 5.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.1” × 2.0”

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

Feldspar fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar. Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar.
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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
Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite.
 

TP28AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. A group of Fluorite crystal cubes between translucent and transparent, with a very deep green color and marine-blue dichroism clearly visible in sunlight. The locality is totally new and, even though Madagascar is a well-known mineralogical paradise, there were no other references to Fluorite occurrences other than the small crystals included in Quartz from Mandronarivo.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.8 × 4.8 cm = 2.3” × 1.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Fluorite
 

TB87AH0: A novelty at Tucson 2018. A group of Fluorite crystal cubes between translucent and transparent, with white inclusions, a very deep green color and marine-blue dichroism, clearly visible in sunlight. The locality is totally new and, even though Madagascar is a well-known mineralogical paradise, there were no more references to Fluorite occurrences other than the small crystals included in Quartz from Mandronarivo.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 15.8 × 12.4 × 6.8 cm = 6.2” × 4.9” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3 cm = 2.0” × 1.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite.
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Grandidierite
Grandidierite. Front
Front
Grandidierite. Rear
Rear
 

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), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

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




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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), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  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



Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar, Diopside and Mica.
Order
Grandidierite with Feldspar and Diopside
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), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

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

Diopside fluorescent



Order
Grandidierite with Feldspar
 

TP50AH2: Very sharp flattened and complete crystal (on the base it has small fragments of a feldspar matrix) with very well defined faces and edges and a perfect termination, slightly rough but free of damage. It is translucent and has a very deep and uniform bluish-green color. Among the best for this very rare species, a classic from Madagascar.
Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (02-06/2017)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”




Grandidierite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Feldspar. Rear
Rear
Grandidierite with Feldspar. Top
Top
Order
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), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  Madagascar (05-12/2015)

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

Diopside fluorescent



Order
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), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  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



Grandidierite with Quartz, Feldspar and Diopside.
Order
Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar
Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Quartz and Feldspar. Side
Side
 

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), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  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”




Order
Zircon
 

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), Toliara Province (Tulιar)  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




Zircon. Front
Front
Zircon. Rear
Rear
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.
Basalt Quarry, Ambariomiambana, Sambava District, Sava Region  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.
Basalt Quarry, Ambariomiambana, Sambava District, Sava Region  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 variety and topazolite) from Ambanja

If you want to know more about the Andradite (demantoid variety) from Ambanja please follow this link

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

Malawi

Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase
 

EC90AH4: Very well defined Arfvedsonite crystals with acute polycrystalline terminations. They are bright with a very deep green color and are on a matrix of Orthoclase crystals that very well defined Baveno twins, and black prismatic Aegirine crystals around the base of the Arfvedsonite crystal.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (2014)

Specimen size: 14 × 10.5 × 6.8 cm = 5.5” × 4.1” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 9 × 1.2 cm = 3.5” × 0.5”




Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase. Front
Front
Arfvedsonite with Aegirine and Orthoclase. Rear
Rear
Order
Epididymite with Aegirine
Epididymite with Aegirine. Front
Front
Epididymite with Aegirine. Rear
Rear
Epididymite with Aegirine.
 

EP66AG9: A single floater crystal that has extraordinarily well defined faces and edges. It is translucent, white and has small black acicular crystals on its base. Due to the singularity and perfection of the crystal it has been analyzed to positively identify the species. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Machinga, Machinga District  Malawi (02/2017)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Fluorescent short UV




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
 

NX51AH2: A novelty at Munich 2017. Parallel growths of Lepidolite (series) crystals pseudomorphous after Elbaite. They are bright with a rich pink color, with channels and other dissolution forms and with the crystalline remains of Elbaite (verdelite variety) on the upper end.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 4.1” × 1.5” × 1.5”




Order
Elbaite
 

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



Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Order
Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
 

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



Order

Namibia

Malachite with Calcite
 

TD89AJ3: Groups of acicular Malachite crystals with a fibrous aspect, with a very vivid silky luster and with color changes from a clearer to a darker green depending on orientation. On matrix with pinkish scalenohedral Calcite crystals. An excellent classic from Namibia.
Ogonja (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 10 × 4 × 4.4 cm = 3.9” × 1.6” × 1.7”


Euro:480 / US$537 / Yen:59870 / AUD$759

Malachite with Calcite. Malachite with Calcite.
Reservado
Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
 

TJ13AH7: Very aerial dendritic growth with dodecahedral crystals that have very well defined faces and edges, with slight curvatures.
Ogonja (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 1.5” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Order
Dioptase with Plancheite and Quartz
 

ED90AI5: Isolated Dioptase crystals, one of them clearly dominant, that are partially doubly terminated, bright, with a deep color and on a matrix of crystalline Quartz partially coated by Planchιite.
The sample is from the Raϊl Sanabria collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Kandesei Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region  Namibia (±2007)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.5 × 4.1 cm = 2.2” × 1.8” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




Dioptase with Plancheite and Quartz. Dioptase with Plancheite and Quartz.
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Schorl
Schorl. Front
Front
Schorl. Rear
Rear
 

MF96AI4: Very aerial aggregate of Schorl crystals that have very well defined crystalline forms with polycrystalline growths and they are very bright.
Davib East Farm 61 (Davib Ost Farm), Karibib District, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.9 × 7.1 × 5.6 cm = 3.5” × 2.8” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.6” × 1.5”




Order
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



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

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



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
Quartz
Quartz. 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”




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 District, Otjozondjupa Region  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

Republic of the Congo

Wulfenite
Wulfenite  

MJ66AJ3: Group of very sharp crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with polycrystalline growths and dominant pyramidal faces. They are translucent, bright and with a very deep orange color. The sample is from a locality that is a classic for Wulfenite but where good samples are very scarce.
From the Thomas P. Moore collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
M'Fouati, M'Fouati District, Bouenza Department  Republic of the Congo

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore


Euro:160 / US$179 / Yen:19950 / AUD$253

Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
Reservado
Wulfenite with Quartz
Wulfenite with Quartz. Wulfenite with Quartz.
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 Department  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)


Euro:440 / US$496 / Yen:55220 / AUD$694

Reservado
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




Dioptase. Dioptase.
Dioptase.
Order

South Africa

Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz. 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



Order
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




Octahedral Fluorite.
Order
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




Order
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”




Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite. Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite.
Shigaite with Rhodochrosite and Siderite.
Order
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




Order
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.
Order
Sceptered smoky Quartz
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Sceptered smoky Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

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”




Order

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
 

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”




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




Order
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”




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




Order
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”




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




Order
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”




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




Order
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”




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




Order
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”




Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite. Bultfonteinite with Hydroxyapophyllite-(K) and Calcite.
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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
Olmiite. Front
Front
Olmiite. Rear
Rear
 

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



Order

TSUMEB

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Malachite after Azurite and Azurite
Malachite after Azurite and Azurite  

TL48AJ4: Parallel growth, on matrix, of very sharp Malachite (after Azurite) crystals. They have a silky luster and as an added feature there are small, very bright Azurite crystals. A classic from Tsumeb, very esthetic, that is from the Lee Hogg collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2 cm = 1.3” × 0.8”

Former collection of Lee Hogg



Malachite after Azurite and Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite and Azurite. Rear
Rear
Malachite after Azurite and Azurite. Side
Side
Order
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear

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Malachite after Azurite
 

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”




Order
Malachite after Cuprite with Calcite
 

TR73AJ3: Groups of Malachite crystals (after octahedral Cuprite), coated by a late phase of Malachite microcrystals. They are on a Calcite matrix. Pseudomorphs of Malachite after Cuprite are very uncommon at Tsumeb, and even more so with such large crystals.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.7 × 3.7 cm = 2.4” × 2.2” × 1.5”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Malachite after Cuprite with Calcite. Malachite after Cuprite with Calcite.
Order
Smithsonite (variety cadmium)
Smithsonite (variety cadmium). Front
Front
Smithsonite (variety cadmium). Side
Side
Smithsonite (variety cadmium).
 

TX92AJ3: Aggregate on a Galena matrix of rhombohedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and slight curvatures, with neat and very well marked geometrical zoning. They are very bright with a very intense yellow color, slightly orange. The sample is the cadmium rich variety, the rarest by far.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6 × 2 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Order
Smithsonite (variety cadmium)
 

TP50AH6: Druse of Smithsonite crystals on matrix. They have the dominant form of a rhombohedron, with very well defined faces and edges and a soft orange color due to the presence of cadmium. This cadmian Smithsonite variety is surely the rarest found at Tsumeb.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.9 × 3 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.2”

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




Smithsonite (variety cadmium). Smithsonite (variety cadmium).
Order
Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

TR13AJ0: Flattened crystal with a curious asymmetric lateral growth, with a very sharp edge at the left and very well defined polycrystalline growths on the right. It is translucent, very bright and has very vivid transparences and color reflections.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.4”




Order
Azurite with Malachite
 

TC37AJ0: Very aerial group of sharp crystals that are translucent and bright and have very vivid transparences and color reflections. Partially coated by Malachite.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 0.5”

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




Azurite with Malachite.
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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
Tennantite with Dolomite and Quartz
Tennantite with Dolomite and Quartz. Front
Front
Tennantite with Dolomite and Quartz. Side
Side
 

MM49AJ0: Group of Tennantite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, with the forms of a tetrahedron and dodecahedron, and with small, white, Dolomite
A classic from Tsumeb that was in the Enrique Moλs collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.1 × 3.9 cm = 2.5” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 1.7” × 1.3”




Order
Cerussite
 

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




Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side
Order
Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
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




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Cuprite
 

TF99AH6: Druse of very sharp cubo-octahedral crystals that are bright, have very intense reddish reflections and are partially coated by small Cerussite crystals.
The sample is from the Chris Amo collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.5 × 2.9 cm = 2.3” × 2.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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




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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.
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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”




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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
 

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




Calcite.
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