• Descloizite
  • Descloizite
  • Descloizite
Gallery

Descloizite

$2,500.00   €2,306  £1,920.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC20193
I am privileged to have seen many times possibly the world’s best private collection of Descloizite, the majority of specimens of which originate from the Berg Aukas mine in the Grootfontein District of Namibia.  From studying and discussing this collection I have come to appreciate the subtilties and complexities of this much underrated species and so this beautiful cabinet specimen to be a stunning example.  The diversity of crystal habit and colour throughout the Berg Aukas deposit is almost beyond comprehension; one could never imagine nature can create so many variations of one mineral in a finite volume of ground.  The specimen is composed of stacked steeple-shaped Descloizite crystals some of up to about 2 cm tall and with gently rounded tapering terminations.  The prism faces are complexly developed with geometrical growth patterns and crystals stack on top of one another forming small towers so punctuating its mesmerising topography.  The Descloizite is a uniform gunmetal dark grey with a varying matt to silky lustre on the curved prism edges and lustrous metallic on their flat faces.  This a gorgeous Berg Aukas Descloizite of wonderful architecture and beautiful aesthetic.

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 10.3 × 5.4 cm
Categories
Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Descloizite

Related Mineral Specimens

Descloizite
$1,500
 Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia, Africa
Descloizite (basic lead-zinc vanadate) from Berg Aukas mine, close to Grootfontein in Namibia, comes...
Descloizite
$6,000
 Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Broken Hill), Central Province, Zambia, Africa
A rare old-time crystal specimen of Descloizite for the Kabwe Mine, Broken Hill, Zambia. A specimen...
Vanadinite with Descloizite
$3,500
 Abenab Mine, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia, Africa
The Abenab mine lies due north of Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia, and about an...
Descloizite
$700
 Berg Aukus, Grootfontein District, Namibia, Africa
A classic specimen of excellently formed lustrous arrow herringbone habit crystals measuring to 2.5...