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Fluoritre on Schorl and Quartz with Goshenite (Beryl)
stock #AX-14-350
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.9 x 5.3 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Early summer 2021

Violet crystals of Fluorite with complex rounded faces most of which are on and included by Schorl crystals. A scattering of small Quartz and Goshenite. In excellent condition, bright and lustrous, the Fluorites have color zoning in areas with a darker red-purple and these all glow with any backlighting. A clean and attractive Erongo piece that can be displayed from almost any angle.

Fluorite on Schorl
stock #AX-14-159
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.8 x 5.3 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $790
new year 2021

Colorful zoned Fluorite crystals are perched on a jumble of lustrous Schorl crystals from Erongo. Close exam of the Fluorites shows they are also included by dark tourmalines some of which have areas of transparency. The Fluorites have some spots of deep purple set in a light blue background. These crystals are somewhat etched and show some spinel twinning as well. The Schorl crystals are in two habits some with the fibrous habit faces and others with prismatic forms. All are quite lustrous and with two different termination types. Overall very esthetic and striking specimen from a find in 2018. The pegmatites of Erongo have given up some remarkable pockets over the years many of which were unique having unusual habits and forms not seen in any other. We have not seen any more recent finds of this style.

Beryl var. Aquamarine
stock #20.1-611
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
2.4 x 1. x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $70
new year 2021

Choice Aqua thumbnail with fine color from Erongo. A single mostly gem-clear Aquamarine crystal stands on a Microcline matrix with some small Schorl crystals as well. In excellent, undamaged condition, most of the Aquamarine is transparent with the top half having fine clarity. These Erongo Aquamarines are found every few years and are good value for quality to price.

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Schorl and Quartz
stock #15.1-448
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
4.2 x 3.2 x 3.6 CM (miniature)
price: $60
new year 2021

A cute Erongo combo specimen that has several doubly terminated Aquamarine crystals splayed on a mixed crystalline matrix. The Beryls have some transparency but overall they are a milky translucent. The Erongo Mountains have endless varieties of interesting minerals and produce enough volume that nice things can be found at any price point.

Beryl var. Goshenite
stock #AX-14-366
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
5.8 x 5.7 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
new year 2021

White to colorless Beryl (Goshenite) in elongated crystals in a cluster with only a tiny sliver of matrix. Translucent to transparent, glassy and sharp, the crystals are terminated with flat basal tops. From the Erongo Mountains, it is surprising how rare colorless Beryl is compared to some of the many colored varieties. This is a nice addition to an Beryl suite. Most Goshenite we see from Erongo are tiny crystals usually with Schorl or Feldspar. This piece having pure Goshenite in good size (to 2.6 CM) is very unusual and significant.

Fluorite -enclosing Shorl
stock #18.1-592
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.5 x 3.4 x 2.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $320


The Erongo Mountains sometimes produce some very exotic and amazing Fluorites. This is an excellent example with stacked "melted look" crystals completely enclosing crystals and sprays of Schorl. The Fluorites are all Spinel twinned, the highly etched surface gives an unusual look and the whole piece is simply bizarre. In fine condition a neat small miniature.

Goshenite & Fluorite on Schorl
stock #AX-14-365
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
4.2 x 3.3 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $750
Worldwide mix summer

A fine miniature from the Erongo that features a gem clear Goshenite Beryl perched atop a cluster of purple Fluorite that is offset with lustrous black Schorl. In excellent condition the front display side is in perfect shape, the base area is contacted. Few of this find were so distinctive. Choice, esthetic and well balanced.

Quartz - Gem smoky crystal included by Schorl Tourmalines
stock #17.1-642
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
11.1 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Spring update

A large gem clear Quartz that is a light smoke brown with coatings and inclusions of Schorl Tourmaline. Complex multi faced sides with ramparts make this a statuesque crystal. In excellent condition the overall look is an alpine type habit. In exceptional undamaged condition a few areas show a coating of Hyalite opal as well. Especially fine and choice for the locale this is far better in person.