Minerals From Africa

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AF471 - Olmiite on Xonotlite SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Olmiite on Xonotlite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af471a.jpg] Olmiite on Xonotlite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af471b.jpg] Olmiite on Xonotlite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af471c.jpg]

Huge single cluster of Olmiite over matrix of white spheres of Xonotlite. The spcimen is outstanding not only for it's large size, but also for it's high luster and translucency, size 6.6 x 5.5 x 4 cm.


AF472 - Bayldonite after Mimetite $ 1200 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Bayldonite after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af472a.jpg] Bayldonite after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af472b.jpg] Bayldonite after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af472c.jpg]

Rare old time specimen fromt he first oxidation zone. This one is just released from a South African dealer's peronal collection. There are a couple missing crystals, but overall in good condition with individual crystals to 1.3cm and nice and thick, 5.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm.


AF474 - Amethyst/Smokey Quartz $ 200 SOLD
Brandberg, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.7 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Amethyst/Smokey Quartz from Brandberg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af474a.jpg] Amethyst/Smokey Quartz from Brandberg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af474b.jpg]

Sharp, undamaged Quartz crystal with both smokey and amethyst phantoms. Very clear high quality crystal, even some lepidocrocite inclusions, size 6.7 x 2 x 1.8 cm.


AF475 - Cuprite with Malachite included Calcite $ 100 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm


Cuprite with Malachite included Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af475a.jpg] Cuprite with Malachite included Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af475b.jpg]

Massive Cuprite with Cuprite crystals and Calcite, some of the Calcite green with Malachite inclusions, 4 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm.


AF426 - Hematite SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 1.6 cm


Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af426a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af426b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af426d.jpg]

Superb minature cluster of hexagonal Hematite, this rare morphology from a single find of 2-3 years ago. All terminations perfect, this is a floater with the Hematite grown around a bit of Andradite with clusters of white Strontianite, size 3.2 x 3 x 1.6 cm.


AF477 - Erythrite $ 450 SOLD
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3 cm


Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af477a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af477b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af477c.jpg]

Lustrous Erythrite crystals on matrix, including a perfect fan-like spray of crystals 1.2cm wide. Much of this can be bruised or dull in luster, this specimen has great luster and has very little to no damage, 4.8 x 4 x 3 cm.


AF478 - Cuprian Adamite with (?) $ 200 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Cuprian Adamite with (?) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af478a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with (?) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af478b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with (?) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af478c.jpg]

Bright green Cuprian Adamite crystals on both sides os specimen. This was set aside many years ago by a South African dealer in a group of unknowns. There are small grey spherical goups of an unidentified mineral present, 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm.


AF185 - Sapphire $ 650 SOLD
Dodoma Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Sapphire from Dodoma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af185a.jpg] Sapphire from Dodoma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af185b.jpg] Sapphire from Dodoma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af185c.jpg] Sapphire from Dodoma Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af185d.jpg]

Pink, gemmy 1.1cm Sapphire crystal with another smaller crystal adjacent. Specimen quality crystals from this locality are rare due to the very hard matrix and most end up as cutting rough. Good luster too. Size 2.5 x 3 x 2 cm.


AF479 - Plancheite over Quartz with Dioptase $ 200 SOLD
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Plancheite over Quartz with Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af479a.jpg] Plancheite over Quartz with Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af479b.jpg] Plancheite over Quartz with Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af479c.jpg]

Light blue Plancheite almost entirely coated a cluster of Quartz crystals, with small Dioptase crystals, size 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm.


AF481 - Ludlockite SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Ludlockite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af481a.jpg] Ludlockite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af481b.jpg]

Red hair-like crystals of Ludlockite, 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm.


AF482 - Cuprian Smithsonite SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af482a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af482b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af482c.jpg]

Richly colored blue-green translucent Smithsonite crystals, largest and best is a 1.1cm crystals centered at the top, 3.2 x 3 x 1.5 cm.


AF485 - Demantoid Garnet on Quartz $ 550
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485a.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485b.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485c.jpg]

Four sharp, gem quality Demantoid crystals on cluster of Quartz crystals. This was etched out of Calcite. Size 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm.



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