Mixed African Minerals

Mixed African minerals including selections from the Carl Acosta collection.


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AF680 - Smithsonite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af680a.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af680b.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af680c.jpg]

Mound-shaped cluster of translucent yellow Smithsonite crystals. Nearly solid Smithonite with just a tiny amount of matrix on the bottom. This glows when backlit. From the Willy Israel collection.


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AF681 - Cerussite with Mottramite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af681a.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af681b.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af681c.jpg]

Stunning, gem-like Cerussite crystal with attached green Mottramite. Thick and highly transparent. From the Carl Acosta collection.


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AF682 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 550 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3 x 1.7 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af682a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af682b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af682c.jpg]

Colorful apple green rhombs of Smithsonite coating both sides of matrix with individual crystals to 9mm. No damage front or back (or sides). From the Carl Acosta collection.


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AF683 - Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af683a.jpg] Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af683b.jpg] Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af683c.jpg] Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af683d.jpg]

Blue/green Rosasite after Azurite crystals to 2.8cm tall. Well formed crystals, colorful specimen. From the Carl Acosta collection.


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AF684 - Calcite with Copper $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Onganja, Windhoek, Namibia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite with Copper from Onganja, Windhoek, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af684a.jpg] Calcite with Copper from Onganja, Windhoek, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af684b.jpg] Calcite with Copper from Onganja, Windhoek, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af684c.jpg]

Well crystallized transparent Calcite on crystallized Copper. The Calcite crystals have grown through the Copper and extend out the backside of the Copper.


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AF685 - Malachite after Azurite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af685a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af685b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af685c.jpg]

Good minature sized cluster of Malachite pseudomorph of Azurite crystals with very sharply formed crystals, not rounded as many of these can be. From the Carl Acosta collection.


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AF691 - Carrollite $ 550 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691b.jpg]

A pair of highly lustrous Carrollite crystals attached to the face of a Calcite rhomb. Largest crystal is 1.1cm.


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AF692 - Wulfenite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Mvouti, Kouilou Dept., Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.4 x 1 cm


Wulfenite from Mvouti, Kouilou Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af692a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mvouti, Kouilou Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af692b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mvouti, Kouilou Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af692c.jpg]

Thick single yellow/orange Wulfenite crystal with a smaller crystal attached to the top edge. Complete all around and nicely translucent. These crystals date back to the 1960s-1970s.
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AF693 - Amethyst $ 90 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Brandberg, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.9 x 2.2 cm


Amethyst from Brandberg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af693a.jpg] Amethyst from Brandberg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af693b.jpg] Amethyst from Brandberg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af693c.jpg]

Geometric cluster of double terminated Amethyst crystals. 5 crystals total, complete all around floater specimen.


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AF694 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Ofiki, Ibadan, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Ofiki, Ibadan, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af694a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Ofiki, Ibadan, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af694b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Ofiki, Ibadan, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af694c.jpg]

Gemmy bi-colored Elbaite crystal attached to a clear Quartz crystal. The Elbaite is well terminated, undamaged and lustrous.


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AF695 - Ajoite in Quartz $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af695a.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af695b.jpg]

Richly saturated phantom(!) of Ajoite within a single Quartz crystal. Ajoite is usually randomly dispersed within the Quartz, so a perfect phantom such as this is uncommon. Half the crystal has polished faces highlighting the internal beauty, the other half was left with natural faces. From the Carl Acosta collection.


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AF696 - Cuprian Adamite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af696a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af696b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af696c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af696d.jpg]

Deep green, complete pinwheel of Cuprian Adamite, such formations are uncommon from Tsumeb. Fine quality, rare thumbnail from the Carl Acosta collection.


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AF697 - Mimetite SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af697a.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af697b.jpg]

Stout, 1cm Mimetite crystal with smooth, flat termination faces and prism faces covered by smaller Mimetites. Valued at $100.



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