22 avril 2014

The "100 Carats Club". Exceptional Amethyst--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Namibia

The "100 Carats Club". Exceptional Amethyst--"A Member of the 100 Carats Club", Namibia. Photo Bonhams. This oval-cut amethyst displays a rich, violet grape hue which is exceptionally well-saturated, yet at the same time is not so dark that its beauty does not shine through. The luster and clarity are excellent. Weighing approximately 124.28 carats and measuring 38.5 x 27.0 x 23.0mm. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,200 - 2,900) Bonhams. GEMS, MINERALS, LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY. Los Angeles, 20 May 2014 10:00 PDT -... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2013

Shattuckite with minor Malachite. Okandawasi, Kaokoland, Namibia

Shattuckite with minor Malachite. Okandawasi, Kaokoland, Namibia
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07 août 2012

Fluorite- Okaruso, Namibia

Fluorite- Okaruso, Namibia
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04 août 2012

Shattuckite, Cu5[(OH)2|(SiO3)4]. Namibia

Shattuckite, Cu5[(OH)2|(SiO3)4]. Namibia
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21 avril 2012

Collector gamstone: Cuprite - 24.49 ct

Collector gamstone: Cuprite - 24.49 ct. Emke Mine, Onganga (Onganja), Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia.  photo Heritage Auctions Cuprite is a minor ore of copper, known for its distinctive red color - hence its nickname Ruby Copper. Mostly known to mineral collectors, it wasn't until the Namibian discovery in the 1970s that material large and transparent enough to facet, transformed this mineral into a rare gemstone. Virtually all of the gem Cuprite in the world has come from this singular deposit at... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2008

Meteorite Dragon Tanto Knife; Gibeon, Namibia, Africa

Meteorite Dragon Tanto Knife; Gibeon, Namibia, Africa This large Dragon Tanto Knife boasts a 5.75 x 1.25-inch blade made of 100% meteoritic material from the highly desired Gibeon iron-nickel meteorite. Gibeon meteorites are highly praised by collectors for their fantastic Widmanstatten pattern which is revealed when they are etched. The knife’s unique, expertly crafted design includes a silver winged dragon form on the silver end cap. The handle is made of exotic Amboyna Burl from Indonesia. A unique and desirable... [Lire la suite]
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