Dims: 2.1x1.6x1.3" (5.3x4.2x3.3 cm)
Wt: 2.9 oz. (81.2g)
Berg Aukas, Namibia
This descloisite specimen is very nice. It is relatively pure, revealing its high density, and the crystals are in books of rounded triangles, a characteristic form. These clusters radiate from a small base of microcrystaline (almost massive) descloisite. Their color spans the typical range of reddish-brown to black, the crystals are dimly translucent (even the black tips transmit brown light), and they have a nice sparkle, almost like they were covered by a quartz druse.