Berg Aukas (Berg Aukus), Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.9 x 2.8 cm
Berg Aukas, Namibia has produced the world's finest descloizite specimens and this is an outstanding, two-sided specimen. This excellent piece consists of clusters of sharp, sub-parallel spear-points. The crystals on the front are highly lustrous, metallic blackish-brown and some crystals have interesting iridescence. The crystals on the back are lustrous, chocolate-brown with a druse of brick-red hematite and tiny calcite rhombs. The aesthetics are excellent, with the largest, iridescent crystals being at the top. The front is pristine; nearly pristine on the back. This fine piece is a very highly representative example of the species and famous locality, which closed in 1978.