Mile 72, Cape Cross area, Arandis Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 3.1 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
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Crystals of jeremejevite reach their zenith in the Erongo Mountain area of Namibia, and no later find has eclipsed these for gemminess and luster. This slender crystal is highly lustrous and gemmy with a rich blue color. It comes from the thumbnail suite of the Charlie Key collection, the legendary dealer in all things African. We purchased his collection in the early 2000s in partnership with Marshall Sussman and first obtained this at that time. These were literally found in a few small pockets at a dig at the mile marker column in the middle of nowhere in Swakopmund, where Charlie lived. Surviving specimens are almost unheard of on the market today. These do have a fundamentally different luster and look, in person, from other later finds of the same species in the Erongo mountains.