Descloizite, Calcite
Berg Aukas (Berg Aukus), Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Miniature, 4.2 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm
An intriquing and showy specimen from Berg Aukas, Namibia of lustrous, rust-brown, spearpoint-shaped blades of descloizite with serrated edges having preferential overgrowths of contrasting, yellow calcite. This is a really neat looking combination piece, from the mine that produced the world's best descloizite. Have not seen another like it from this classic locality, producing mainly in the 1960s and 1970s. Ex. Brent Lockhart Collection.