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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.

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 - highly etched spires
stock #21.1-070
Omehane, Otjinamewa, Dâures
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $480
Early summer 2021

Very unusual, highly etched yellow Fluorite from a little known locality in the Erongo Region of Namibia. This was from a small find of just 6 pieces, all with good yellow color (unusual in Namibia) that have been etched into spires. This piece and all the others are nearly pure Fluorite but with a thin band of crystalline Quartz that is the base. We have been hoping to obtain more of these odd Fluorites but nothing else of this sort has been produced. A very different looking (and oddly attractive) piece that will not be like anything else in a Fluorite suite.

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.

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.

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.

Elbaite - gem crystal
stock #15.1-679
Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
2.5 x .9 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $230
new year 2021

A single clean, terminated gem Tourmaline crystal from very early finds in Namibia. Good green color with a hint of zoning near the termination having a slightly bluer hue. This specimen was in the Warren Johansson collection which he obtained from the Alvan Barrus collection. The recorded date is 1936 Alvan Barrus was the owner of Pegmatites in Goshen, Massachusetts that were the type locale for Goshenite (Beryl). He was an active collector and trader with close ties to both Harvard and Yale. Likely this specimen was obtained in trade and would have been an exciting new locality at that time.