DESCLOIZITE

$2,500.00
$2,500.00

This is a truly grand statement piece of descloizite from the Berg Aukas Mine, long regarded as the undisputed best for the species! Berg Aukas was mined between 1913 and 1978, so even the most recently discovered pieces are almost half a century old, and no more descloizite comparable to this will be coming out. It's rare that one ever comes across a specimen this large from any locale. Not only does the size make it stand out, the whole face is covered with classic "spearheads" which are the most desirable form of the mineral (most large pieces consist of much less attractive habits). Strong amber translucency also stands out in many of the blades. The combination of size, form, color, and visual impact make this one of the best pieces of Berg Aukas descloizite that I've seen anywhere. This is by no means a flawless piece - there are some broken crystals and contacting on the sides (standard for most pieces from the locale) - yet there are just so many quality crystals covering the face of it. Even with its flaws, this is a truly irreplaceable piece that speaks for itself!

 

Locality:

Berg Aukas, Grootfontein Constituency, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia