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Topaz
stock #21.1-315
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
1.7 x 1.2 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $70
Late Summer 2021

A simple, cute small blue Topaz crystal with a tiny druse of micro Topaz that is orange-red in color. From a find in 2017 on the Hohenstein, these small Topaz were in fractured pockets on a crumbly matrix and most were found as loose crystals. We obtained several from the miners in Namibia at that time. Most of the Topaz in the find was colorless but some were this light sky blue. This is undamaged, complete and doubly terminated.

Fluorite on Schorl
stock #17.1-525
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
5.8 x 3.3 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Early summer 2021

Complex rounded ball-like crystals of Fluorite perched on Schorl crystals from Erongo. The Fluorites are lightly frosted, partly glassy and transparent. Most are included with tiny needles of Schorl and are in excellent condition. This region of the Hohenstien Massif has often yielded single pockets with unique character and mineral combinations. This is from one such pocket found in 2017 by a group of "small miners" from the area. Looks fine from most any angle.

Fluorite - etched crystals with Schorl, Hyalite Opal and Microcline
stock #17.1-295
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
10 x 7.7 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $620
new year 2021

Fluorite in clusters of etched, rounded octahedral crystals with rich 'jelly bean' green color on a complex matrix. Crystals are transparent to translucent and glow brightly when backlit. Overall in fine condition there is just a small cleaved crystal on the edge of the back side, the display face is perfect. These etched Fluorites from the Hohenstein pegmatite are unique and can have some remarkable forms. This cluster is displayable from several angles and offers an unusual yet esthetic composition. The specimen was extracted with hard hand labor by the 'small miners' collective in 2017. Super attractive in person.

Topaz on Microcline with Quartz
stock #17.1-524
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.6 x 4.7 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $230
new year 2021

Small, perfect, gem clear Topaz crystals are perched on a Microcline crystal that is perched on a Smokey Quartz crystal. This association of species is a classic assemblage and very well-presented in this Erongo specimen. The condition is good, with some contacts and edge roughness on the matrix, the Topaz are fully perfect even under strong magnification. This was excavated by the "small miners" collective on Hohenstien in 2017.

Fluorite - spinel twins and chain growths
stock #17.1-308
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
9.3 x 4.2 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
new year 2021

A crazy unusual Fluorite that has an incredible odd crystallization. The whole piece is a mixture of slightly twisting "strands" of linked chain-like growths of crystals that looks "melted". Some of the strands host larger, textbook examples of spinel-twinned Fluorites some of which are color zoned. The whole mass is transparent to translucent, and when backlit is a mixture of purple, green and yellowish colors. This was found on the Hohenstein Massif in Erongo in 2017, part of a small pocket of very strange yet beautiful(to me, at least) Fluorites. This is a complex specimen, interesting from most any angle, very hard to describe but for any lover of Fluorite this is a amazing piece.

Beryl V. Aquamarine- unusual stepped termination
stock #17.1-536
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.7 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $1250


A bizzare, unique, rare but attractive Aquamarine. From the Erongo Mountains, (Hohenstien Massif) this is a complete, doubly terminated crystal. The flat termination is typical although in this case the corners have modified faces. The real interest is the other termination that is a series of hexagonal steps that are perfectly centered like a stairway or a turret. The 4 main steps or platforms are very flat and some edges have a little etching, the whole is therefore a reversed scepter. Some minor contacting/chipping is noted but overall the condition is excellent. A good display piece but especially a great addition for a suite of Namibian/ Erongo minerals, Beryls or exotic crystal forms.

Fluorite on Microcline
stock #17.1-526
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.8 x 5.8 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

A sculptural matrix hosts well exposed octahedral Fluorites from Erongo. The Fluorites are a dark green and quite translucent (they glow with a good backlight, which also reveals a dark purple core) A different sort of look and esthetic presentation, this display well from any angle. No visible damage to the Fluorites.

Fluorite (globular crystals) with Schorl
stock #17.1-304
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
8.1 x 4.9 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Late Summer 2018

Very odd but also quite attractive, a mass of rounded translucent Fluorite crystals stacked on each other. A few Schorl crystals and a little Hyalite opal add some contrast but this is nearly all Fluorite. The color is the "jellybean green" and a vitreous luster. In fine condition and in person more impressive. From a 2017 find on Hohenstein massif, the major specimen source now in the Erongo. It has been incredible how many different types and forms of Fluorite have been found here, often unique to a single pocket.