77.6 g Deep Blue Aquamarine, Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
We make twice yearly trips to Namibia. We maintain communications with many small scale miners through out the rest of the year. It is always our hope that when we arrive, or while we are there something special will come out of the ground.
During our trip in March ’16 we communicated with a small scale miner who spends much of his time on the Erongo Mountain. The word was not good. As we arrived I phoned to find out if there was good news. Nothing. As we prepared to leave, with three days left in the trip my phone rang. “Come, I have something”.
The blue of the aquamarine the crystal structure, the size and the combination with other minerals, black tourmaline, fluorescent and hyalite, make these crystals very collectible.