Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia

    Native diggers exploit cavities in the granites of the Erongo Massif of Namibia, as a source of badly needed cash in this rarely mentioned country. The greater proportion of specimens removed from these cavities are deep black Schorl Tourmalines appearing in a bewildering variety of forms. Here they appear as simple, stubby prisms with shining faces. What sets this apart as a specimen is the presence of four Aquamarine crystals of uncommon clarity, two of which are of significant size (1.38 inches/3.5 cm long). Both large Aqua's are double terminated and of the light blue color typical of Erongo material. Besides being uncommonly transparent, one of them is quite complex in form for Erongo Beryls with multiple, parallel faces. There are a number of nicks, but they do not appreciably detract from the overall tenor, which is engaging and attractive.
    Overall measurements: 4.5 x 3 x 2 inches (11.4 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm).

    Provenance: Minerals America [Hoppel # D2169]

    Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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