Berg Aukas (Berg Aukus), Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm
Berg Aukas is the premier worldwide locality for descloizite, and this specimen amply shows why. Here, you have two generations of crystals - QUITE unusual, and adding a lot of aesthetics to this piece. You have the first generation of very large, sharp, elongated crystals (to over 2.5 cm), and on and around them, a later generation of very sparkly little crystals that lights up the whole piece. Descloizites can rarely be described as "sparkly," so this is quite a desirable piece, despite a couple of contacted edges.