Berg Aukas (Berg Aukus), Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 9.5 x 8.9 x 4.9 cm
This is not modern material but 25-40 years old now! This is a very large, very rich specimen with fabulous blooms of dark chocolate crystals (they appear lighter in the photos but are actually a prettier, richer brown hue) that rise as much as 2.5 cm above the matrix. Descloizite as a rule can be a pretty ugly mineral, but in the case of super specimens such as this, it is actually very striking - and again, these Berg Aukus specimens set the standard for the species.