Super aesthetic miniature of the rare lead-zinc vanadate mineral descloizite. From the now closed Berg Aukas Mine in the Otavi Mountain region of Namibia, by far the world's best locale for the mineral species. There's an abundance of the beautiful, sharp dendritic blades that are sought after with these pieces, and they all have multiple patches of iridescence. The crystals also have a homoepitaxial growth on top that gives a super sparkly look when in direct light. As far as Berg Aukas pieces go, this is an excellent representation of what makes pieces from this locale so highly prized.



Berg Aukas, Grootfontein Constituency, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia



5.4 x 5 x 4.2 cm