Mixed African Minerals

Mixed African minerals including selections from the Carl Acosta collection.


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AF680 - Smithsonite $ 280 SOLD
Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af680a.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af680b.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af680c.jpg]

Mound-shaped cluster of translucent yellow Smithsonite crystals. Nearly solid Smithonite with just a tiny amount of matrix on the bottom. This glows when backlit. From the Willy Israel collection.


AF681 - Cerussite with Mottramite $ 450 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af681a.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af681b.jpg] Cerussite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af681c.jpg]

Stunning, gem-like Cerussite crystal with attached green Mottramite. Thick and highly transparent. From the Carl Acosta collection.


AF682 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 550 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3 x 1.7 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af682a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af682b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af682c.jpg]

Colorful apple green rhombs of Smithsonite coating both sides of matrix with individual crystals to 9mm. No damage front or back (or sides). From the Carl Acosta collection.


AF683 - Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite $ 250 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af683a.jpg] Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af683b.jpg] Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af683c.jpg] Rosasite pseudo. Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af683d.jpg]

Blue/green Rosasite after Azurite crystals to 2.8cm tall. Well formed crystals, colorful specimen. From the Carl Acosta collection.


AF684 - Calcite with Copper $ 350 SOLD
Onganja, Windhoek, Namibia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite with Copper from Onganja, Windhoek, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af684a.jpg] Calcite with Copper from Onganja, Windhoek, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af684b.jpg] Calcite with Copper from Onganja, Windhoek, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af684c.jpg]

Well crystallized transparent Calcite on crystallized Copper. The Calcite crystals have grown through the Copper and extend out the backside of the Copper.


AF685 - Malachite after Azurite $ 150 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af685a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af685b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af685c.jpg]

Good minature sized cluster of Malachite pseudomorph of Azurite crystals with very sharply formed crystals, not rounded as many of these can be. From the Carl Acosta collection.


AF691 - Carrollite $ 550
Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691b.jpg]

A pair of highly lustrous Carrollite crystals attached to the face of a Calcite rhomb. Largest crystal is 1.1cm.


AF692 - Wulfenite $ 280 SOLD
Mvouti, Kouilou Dept., Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.4 x 1 cm


Wulfenite from Mvouti, Kouilou Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af692a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mvouti, Kouilou Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af692b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mvouti, Kouilou Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af692c.jpg]

Thick single yellow/orange Wulfenite crystal with a smaller crystal attached to the top edge. Complete all around and nicely translucent. These crystals date back to the 1960s-1970s.


AF693 - Amethyst $ 90 SOLD
Brandberg, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.9 x 2.2 cm


Amethyst from Brandberg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af693a.jpg] Amethyst from Brandberg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af693b.jpg] Amethyst from Brandberg, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af693c.jpg]

Geometric cluster of double terminated Amethyst crystals. 5 crystals total, complete all around floater specimen.


AF694 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 240 SOLD
Ofiki, Ibadan, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Ofiki, Ibadan, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af694a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Ofiki, Ibadan, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af694b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Ofiki, Ibadan, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af694c.jpg]

Gemmy bi-colored Elbaite crystal attached to a clear Quartz crystal. The Elbaite is well terminated, undamaged and lustrous.


AF695 - Ajoite in Quartz $ 600 SOLD
Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af695a.jpg] Ajoite in Quartz from Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af695b.jpg]

Richly saturated phantom(!) of Ajoite within a single Quartz crystal. Ajoite is usually randomly dispersed within the Quartz, so a perfect phantom such as this is uncommon. Half the crystal has polished faces highlighting the internal beauty, the other half was left with natural faces. From the Carl Acosta collection.


AF696 - Cuprian Adamite $ 750 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af696a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af696b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af696c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af696d.jpg]

Deep green, complete pinwheel of Cuprian Adamite, such formations are uncommon from Tsumeb. Fine quality, rare thumbnail from the Carl Acosta collection.


AF697 - Mimetite SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af697a.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af697b.jpg]

Stout, 1cm Mimetite crystal with smooth, flat termination faces and prism faces covered by smaller Mimetites. Valued at $100.



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