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Calcite on Descloizite (Berg Aukas, Namibia)
Berg Aukas Mine, Otazi Mountainland, Grootfontein Namibia. 75mm x 35mm x 10mm.
Berg Aukas was discovered in 1913, the first mining of the deposit commenced in 1921 and the mine finally closed in 1978. An estimated 1,6 million tons of ore was removed from the mine over this period! The Calcite on Descloizites came from the actuall orebody and where not often retrieved making them rather a unique item to add to the collection. This is a interesting specimen with a rich history behind it. Estimated shipping weight including packaging etc +/- 120gr.