Location:Hohenstein, Farm Bergsig, Erongo Region, Namibia Size:5,5 x 8,0 x 6,0cm Weight:318g
Great gemmy Aquamarine from an old find at Hohenstein Mountain. The crystal shows a rare blue color and measures 3,5 x 5,0cm. On top you see a doubly terminated Schorl.
A004-001 - Fluorite
Location:Hohenstein, Farm Bergsig, Erongo Region, Namibia Size:2,3 x 3,7 x 2,0cm Weight:32g
A superb cluster of emerald-green Fluorites. Only a small contact at the bottom, where it grew on the matrix. These Fluorites have become classics in recent years.
A004-002 - Aquamarine, Schorl
Location:Hohenstein, Farm Bergsig, Erongo Region, Namibia Size:5,5 x 6,5 x 4,0cm Weight:34g
Very unusual and rare Aquamarine. All crystals are doubly terminated and show a blue-greyish core, ending in clear terminations. Although we know better colored Aquamarines, this specimen exhibits a pleasing sculptural form. With Schorl and minor Feldspar it's a classic combo. Attached photo shows the most productive area at Hohenstein Mountain.
A004-003 - Fluorite
Location:Orange River, Warmbad, Karas Region, Namibia Size:4,0 x 8,0 x 1,5cm Weight:52g
Numerous color-zoned purple Fluorites are sitting on a thin blade of Chalcedony. This specimen was found in 2012 in an area, where Fluorites occur in all shapes and colors.
A004-004 - Prehnite
Location:Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia Size:6,5 x 6,0 x 9,0cm Weight:458g
This is an outstanding "wheel" of translucent Prehnite from the basalt formations in the Goboboseb Mountains. The specimen is formed by hundreds of radial aggregates, well formed and with great mint green color in backlight. Attached the view from one of the "Goboboseb claims" to famous Brandberg.
A004-005 - Smoky Quartz
Location:Hohenstein, Farm Bergsig, Erongo Region, Namibia Size:3,5 x 8,0 x 2,5cm Weight:38g
From time to time nice Smoky Quartz shows up from the Erongo Mountains. This is a stunning combination, with a dominant, elongated crystal and fine clarity. Hard work for the local miners to open a pocket.
A004-006 - Quartz
Location:Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia Size:11,0 x 11,5 x 3,7cm Weight:432g
Gorgeous Quartz "flower". Colorless Quartz is very rare from the Goboboseb Mountains. I've never seen such a radial growing of more than 50 crystals, the longest measure 4 cm. Specimens shows only a few contacts, overall for such a size in great condition. Picture shows a typical pocket zone.
A011-001 - Quartz
Location:Orange River, Warmbad, Karas Region, Namibia Size:5,8 x 6,5 x 3,3cm Weight:110g
A nice pair of hematite-included Quartz from recent finds. The main crystal shows an interior phantom, all arround with good luster. The Orange (Oranje) River forms the national boundary between Namibia and South Africa and was famous for the Diamond deposits.
A011-002 - Amethyst
Location:Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia Size:3,5 x 8,0 x 2,4cm Weight:116g
Dramatic Amethyst. This gorgeous crystal has a very well defined color zonation, absolutly clear exterior, sharp Amethyst core, with minor Smoky sections. Outstanding luster and beside one small chip free of any damage.
A011-003 - Orthoclase, Beryl
Location:Hohenstein, Farm Bergsig, Erongo Region, Namibia Size:2,0 x 8,8 x 1,7cm Weight:66g
This fine, elongated Orthoclase was found in 2009 in the granite walls of Hohenstein mountain. The sharp crystal shows very good luster, two tiny Beryls are sticking on the faces. Recent finds of beautiful mineral specimens came from this area.
Location:Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:6,0 x 3,2 x 2,0cm Weight:22g
A very aesthetic cluster of partly clear Topaz with minor Fluorite on top. Half of the crystals and the complete backside shows the typical inclusions of sugary Quartz. Attached a photo of the original pit, explored by Maynard Bixby and still productive in 2007. Today the pit is refilled, collecting no more possible.
A003-002 - Topaz
Location:Four Jay Mine, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:2,5 x 4,0 x 2,0cm Weight:16g
Great group of gemmy Topaz with amber color. All crystals have perfect terminations and superb luster. The specimen comes from the west side of Thomas Range and was found in 2009. You see an open cavity, notice the roots, which often show the way into the pockets.
A003-003 - Topaz
Location:Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:1,8 x 2,3 x 1,0cm Weight:7g
Single crystal with beautiful termination, slightly frosted on top. On the backside you find minor Rhyolite matrix. You see an opening of a pocket zone with wedges.
A003-004 - Topaz
Location:Topaz Valley, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:2,3 x 2,5 x 1,0cm Weight:5g
What a beauty. Very showy Topaz cluster from the West Wall in Topaz Valley. The perfect main crystal is doubly terminated, a small one shows a tiny point of attachment. Location photo shows the Valley in the middle with Topaz Mountain. Specimen comes from the white rocks on the left side.
A003-005 - Topaz
Location:Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:2,0 x 3,5 x 2,0cm Weight:10g
A perfect thick crystal with Rhyolite inclusions at the bottom. You have a look into the main pit of Maynard Claim in 2007, now it's refilled, collecting is nor more possible.
A003-006 - Bixbyite
Location:Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:2,5 x 3,5 x 1,8cm Weight:14g
It's difficult, to find such a perfect crystal on matrix. Solarwind Claim is well known for the modified Bixbyites, Maynard Claim, not far away is the type locality for the mineral. There, the crystals occur as small, perfect cubes. View to the small pit, when you come down from Dugway pass. The claim is private property, collecting is not allowed!
A003-007 - Bixbyite
Location:Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:2,3 x 3,0 x 2,0cm Weight:18g
Two black, metallic Bixbyites, highly modified with small Topaz on both sides. Notice the very small fragment of a Pseudobrookite needle, sticking out of the mail crystal. Minor Rhyolite on the backside. View of the main wall of Solarwind claim, which is private property, collecting is not allowed!
A003-008 - Bixbyite
Location:Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:2,5 x 2,2 x 1,5cm Weight:6g
Another small matrix specimen. The bixbyite, perfectly perched on the edge of Rhyolite rock, measures 1,0 x 0,7cm and shows superb luster. From this productive zone, with an open pocket, we were lucky to get nice matrix specimens in 2007.
A003-009 - Bixbyite
Location:Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:1,2 x 1,2 x 1,2cm Weight:7g
A sharp, large and lustrous Bixbyite single crystal with exceptional modification. Some sand included Topaz on the bottom. It's fun, opening such cavities in the Rhyolite rock and if you're lucky, you find such beauties. The claim is private property, collecting is not allowed!
A003-010 - Topaz
Location:Four Jay Mine, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, USA Size:1,5 x 3,0 x 0,8cm Weight:5g
More rare are the Topaz crystals with sharp, pointy terminations. This small pair has outstanding luster, on the backside you find several flakes of Hematite. The attached photo shows the result of a successfull day at the west side of the Range.