Minerals from South Africa For Sale

 

 

     

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N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, North Cape Province, South Africa

 

 

 

 

OKO-141

OKO-141       Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite       Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 2 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm floater.  No damage, great luster for a pseudomorph, and attractive form.  These things are really fine pseudomorphs of pyrite, on par with other famous locations like Pelican Point and sites in Pennsylvania here in the United States.  Often their form is even more interesting.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-142

OKO-142       Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite     Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm floater.  No damage, great luster for a pseudomorph and attractive form.  Two crystal contacts on different faces.  These things are really fine pseudomorphs of pyrite, on par with other famous locations like Pelican Point and sites in Pennsylvania here in the United States.  Often their form is even more interesting.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-143

OKO-143      Goethite pseudomorph after Pyrite     Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A 4.1 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm floater composed of several interesting crystals.  One crystal shows modifications by dodecahedral form.  No damage, great luster for a pseudomorph and attractive form.  These things are really fine pseudomorphs of pyrite, on par with other famous locations like Pelican Point and sites in Pennsylvania here in the United States.  Often their form is even more interesting, like this fine example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-933

OKM-933     Hausmannite     N’Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Cape Province, S. Africa.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Very high luster, biperimidal crystals to just under a centimeter each compose an aesthetic cluster of this uncommon mineral.  Back contact and one tint top contact on backside.  2.5 x 2 x 1.2 cm overall.  No damage.  A great example of this material.  $360

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-804

OKL-804    Goethite pseudo after Pyrite    Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A very well formed, euhedral single crystal measuring 3.4 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm.  No contacts, damage or problems of any type.  Nice luster, showy.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-873

OKM-873     Ettringite     N’Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, Republic of South Africa.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A 3 x 2.2 x 2 cm cluster of crystals to 1.4 cm each.  Most double terminated.  No damage, edge contacts, deep yellow color, transparent to a shallow depth.  Good displayable piece!  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-691

OKK-691     Fluorite with Quartz     Okorusu, Namibia, Africa.  A 8 x 7 x 3.4 cm plate (sawn flat on backside) with crystals to 1.8 cm on edge.  Fantastic phantoms in corners.  A couple smaller crystals have chips but not distracting to the piece as a whole.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-697

OKK-697     Fluorite     Okorusu, Namibia, Africa.  A 9.5 x 8.1 x 3.7 cm plate (sawn flat on backside) with crystals to 2 cm on edge.  Nice phantoms in corners.  Excellent transparency.  This should have been rinsed off prior to photographing.  Damage free and much better in hand.   $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-977

OKL-977   Sturmanite    Kalahari Manganese Fields, North Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.  A beautiful little cluster of tan colored crystals with zero damage and beautifully mounted.  Views from any side.  Nice!  1.3 x 1 x 1 cm.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-978

OKL-978   Sturmanite    Kalahari Manganese Fields, North Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.  A single crystal floater, double terminated with no damage.  1.6 x .7 x .8 cm.  Translucent to transparent yellow, black inclusions dominating one side and good luster.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-979

OKL-979   Sturmanite    Kalahari Manganese Fields, North Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.  Translucent, amber colored crystals make up this small cluster measuring 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm.  Some contacts, crystals not as well formed as they could be.  Mounted in a perky box.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-138

OKL-138    Quartz    Orange River, Northern Cape Province, Africa.  Popular material not often seen in this small size.  A damage free cluster measuring 3.5 x 3.2 x 2 cm.  Very attractive, good luster…nice aesthetic example.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-451

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OKL-451      Rhodochrosite     Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.  Ex Thomas Fowler collection.  3.8 x 3.2 cm plate of crystalline rhodochrosite that is .4 cm thick.  Slightly concave, nice luster and color.  Cast after unknown mineral.  No damage.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-721

OKL-721     Quartz       near Boekenhout-Mpumalanga, South Africa. Large quartz points to 7.2 cm each with a clear, light purple overgrowth (second generation) of tiny quartz crystals. This gives the specimen a sugar coated appearance which is quite attractive. Interiors are a tan/ brown color and offer depth and further aesthetic value. Tiny tip ding on one crystal is difficult to notice. 7.2 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm. $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-722

OKL-722      Quartz       near Boekenhout-Mpumalanga, South Africa. Large quartz points to 7.2 cm each with a clear, light purple overgrowth (second generation) of tiny quartz crystals. This gives the specimen a sugar coated appearance which is quite attractive. Interiors are a tan/ brown color and offer depth and further aesthetic value. Damage free grouping with crystals to 5.4 cm. 6.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm overall. Good views from any direction, sits well… great example. $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-360

OKL-360     Willemite      Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otavi Mountain Land, Namibia, South West Africa.  Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  Numerous damage free stalactites coated by needles of willemite cover much of the upper surface of this piece.  10 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm.  Base is mineralized too but not as aesthetic.  Images have difficulty showing how three dimensional and attractive this specimen is.  $390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-408

OKL-408     Willemite and Cerussite on Smithsonite     Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otavi Mountain Land, Namibia, South West Africa.   Ex. Thomas G. Fowler collection.  This specimen measures 4 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm and is a floater with no damage.  It is a plate with a heavy coating of willemite sprays in acicular crystals on its front and clean tan colored smithsonites crystals with clear cerussite on its back.  Very attractive assemblage.  $325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-192

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OKK-192    Quartz     Near Boekenhout-Mpumalanga, South Africa.  6.5 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm single crystal of high luster, great form and nice color.  Very tiny tip ding so priced accordingly at... $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-108

OKK-108    Quartz  and Feldspar     near Boekenhout-Mpumalanga, South Africa.   3 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm group of crystals showing fine balance, nice contrast and only minor damage to the quartz on back.  Displays great!  Nice gemmy smoky quartz with light phantom.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-814

OKK-814     Siderite cast after Calcite      RESERVED      Aggenys, North Cape, South Africa.  These odd things have been around for awhile now.  Totally hollow and iiit can be seen due to breakage on one edge.  The piece measures 7.2 x 5 x 5 cm.  It is a matrix specimen and great conversation piece!  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-905

OKK-905      Sturmanite     N’Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, Republic of South Africa.   This floater is a small TN sized specimen measures 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm.  It is damage free.  The crystals are well formed, translucent and up to 1.1 cm in diameter each.  Very nice example for $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-906

OKK-906      Sturmanite     N’Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, Republic of South Africa.   This single crystal, TN sized specimen measures .9 x .8 x .7 cm.  It is damage free.  The crystal is well formed, translucent and slightly prismatic.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-758

OKK-758    Quartz  and Feldspar     near Boekenhout-Mpumalanga, South Africa.  An attractive smoky quartz point surrounded by feldspar.  4.8 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm.  Small gray zircons on one side as an accessory.  No damage.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-325

OKJ-325     Sturmanite and Manganite    N’Chwanging Mine, Kuruman, North Cape Prov., S. Africa.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Prev. Marcelle Weber collection.  A fine little plate with lustrous crystal.  The piece measures 3 x 2.5 x .8 cm and is mineralized on both sides.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-568

OKF-568    Corundum (Ruby)    Waterside, Zoutspansberg District, Limpopo Prov., South Africa.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection, prev. Ward’s.  This is an attractive, tapered, crystal measuring 5.3 x 4 x 2.9 cm in its maximum dimensions.  The surface is lightly coated by mica crystals.  Translucent to opaque and a light reddish purple color.  An unusual location for a ruby specimen.  Nice.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-413

OKE-413    Inestite    N’Chwaning Mine, South Africa.  Ex. Jim Turek Collection.  This is a special specimen which is of an exceedingly rare mineral in its best form and impressive size.  The matrix specimen measures 10 x 6.5 x 4 cm overall and is composed of huge balls of asicular sprays of brownish pink inestite.  Tiny clear calcites are on the tips of some of the inestites (almost looking like damage).  This specimen is very clean, no damage except along edges from expected contacts, and highly desirable.  Great piece!  650$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-115

OKD-115   Goethite Pseudomorph after Pyrite     Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Here is an unusual location for such nice specimens.  This material was acquired from Ward’s Science in Rochester back in the 1970’s.  I’ve never seen any of these in collections or on the market, so they must have been very short lived.  Interesting intergrowth of bars and morphed pyritohedrons in this elongated piece.  Nice luster and viewable from all directions.  6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm overall.  120$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-105

OKD-105    Goethite Pseudomorph after Pyrite     Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Here is an unusual location for such nice specimens.  This material was acquired from Ward’s Science in Rochester back in the 1970’s.  I’ve never seen any of these in collections or on the market, so they must have been very short lived.  This one is a big partial cube which has been modified by dodecahedron?  Fine luster and very minimal striations.  4 cm on edge.  Very nice and unusual specimen.  90$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-106

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OKD-106    Goethite Pseudomorph after Pyrite     Ross Hill, Transvaal, South Africa.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Here is an unusual location for such nice specimens.  This material was acquired from Ward’s Science in Rochester back in the 1970’s.  I’ve never seen any of these in collections or on the market, so they must have been very short lived.  Big bar like crystal with striations on all faces.  Backside has five rider crystals.  Best piece of the lot.  7.7 x 4 x 3.6 cm overall.  120$

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