Descloizite Ps. Vanadinite
Abenab Mine, Grootfontein, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.9 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
Ex. Edward Swoboda
A really neat and unusual pseudomorph from the famous, historic, Abenab Mine of Namibia. These are SHARP descloizite pseudomorphs after vanadinite crystals showing the sharpest and most pristine preservation of a vanadinite from this locale I have seen for sale. It is an old piece, and was in the famous Ed Swoboda pseudomorph collection (sold in the mid 1990s). It is sharp and complete all around. It is brown, but a pretty-brown with sparkle, and not an ugly dull brown as these are so usually (well, when they DO turn up at all!). A very showy and excellent pseudo from a long-closed mine.