Davib East Farm 61 (Davib Ost Farm), Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia

    This plate consists of five brilliantly lustrous Schorl prisms nestled among 13 or so Smoky Quartz crystals. The largest of the Quartz crystals is approximately 1.85 inches (4.7 cm) long, and the largest Tourmaline is approximately 1.18 x 1.02 inches (3.0 x 2.6 cm). All of the Schorl crystals rise from a matrix of white Feldspar with a slight yellowish cast that is liberally sprinkled with smaller Schorls. A couple of the Quartz crystals and one peripheral Tourmaline show damage, otherwise condition is excellent. Quartz luster varies from satiny on prisms to glassy on terminations.
    Overall measurements: 6.3 x 4.7 x 2.4 inches (16 x 12 x 6 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 211. [Note: measurements in the World of Tourmaline book are incorrect.]
    Illustrated: von Rustemeyer, P. (2011). Erongo: Dunkle Turmaline in bester Gesellschaft. Turmalin II, extraLapis No. 41, M√ľnchen: Christian Weise Verlag. Page 88.

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    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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