Berg Aukas (Berg Aukus), Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm
The famous Berg Aukas Mine of Namibia has produced the world's finest descloizite specimens and this is a SUPERB, complete all-around example. This very showy piece consists of robust, lustrous, silvery-brown descloizite blades in a very distinctive arborescent form. The textbook-form crystals look like intergrown, branching spearpoints. Very nearly pristine, for such a complex specimen, which has only a few broken crystals. CLASSIC and EXCELLENT material from the Rob Smith Collection.