Ilmenite, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm
A superb euhedral ilmenite crystal with Smoky Quartz. Ilmenite crystals from this region do not often have well-defined crystal faces, but this single crystal has excellent faces and lustrous striations on the reverse side. Very typically, this has an outer orange-tan coating of alterations (we are not sure what). An excellent specimen for this combination. Rare find, rare material for Erongo. Ex. Charlie Key.