Descloizite (Rob Smith Coll.)

Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein Dist., Namibia
Miniature, 3.9 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 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, complete all-around and pristine example. This very showy piece consists of a large, robust, lustrous, and translucent, decloizite blade very proudly projecting upward from a base of smaller crystals. The large crystal looks just like a chiseled spearpoint or arrowhead made by a paleolithic man. The smaller crystals at the base have textbook-form crystals and look like intergrown, branching spearpoints. This fine piece is a highly representative example of the species and famous locality, which closed in 1978. CLASSIC material from the Rob Smith Collection.

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