Descloizite (Rob Smith Coll.)

Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein Dist., Namibia
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.8 x 4.8 cm
Start Time: 04/01/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2010 6:39:37 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

The famous Berg Aukas Mine of Namibia has produced the worlds finest descloizite specimens and this is an excellent example. This piece consists of arborescent, parallel-growth clusters of lustrous, olive-green, olive-brown and a few reddish-brown decloizite spearpoints and prisms. The clusters look like floral arrangements and the specimen has only a few broken crystals and a bit of periphery wear. This fine piece is a highly representative example of the species and famous locality, which closed in 1978. Showy material from the Rob Smith Collection.

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