We looked at his specimens, which included many cute, small, new things and a potentially exceptional blue Namibian jeremejevite
which needed trimming, but most of the finer examples we recognized from before.
com) is a rich and important one which I've often pored over, but until now he has been only a web dealer, so it was good to see him at last in bodily manifestation, sharing a room with Scott Werschky's Miner's Lunchbox and offering, at that, some nice new thumbnails of jeremejevite
from the Ameib Farm, Namibia.
Brice Gobin also showed me a fine blue single crystal of Erongo jeremejevite
3 cm long and perhaps 5 mm wide, much larger than normal.
Contemporary masterpieces are also well represented by such wonderful pieces as a 6-cm, deep blue crystal of jeremejevite
from near Swakopmund, Namibia and a gemmy cherry-red rhodochrosite crystal from the N'Chwaning No.
Mineral Masterpieces" whose pictures (at least) you've admired on many occasions were present here: they included the "Alma Queen" rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home mine, Colorado; the "Dragon" gold from the Colorado Quartz mine, California; the "Rabbit Ears" blue-capped elbaite from the Tourmaline Queen mine, California; the 5-cm matrix specimen sporting several blue jeremejevite
crystals, from Mile 72, Swakopmund, Namibia; the great Hiddenite, North Carolina emerald crystal discovered in 2004; the majestic purple adamite specimen from the Ojuela mine, Mexico, shown on the cover of vol.
579) you described the new Myanmar jeremejevite
occurrence as being only the fourth known world occurrence.
And here's a real rarity--the KARP dealership also had three loose crystals of jeremejevite
from Mogok--an excitingly new occurrence of a very rare species heretofore known only from an old Russian locality and, of course, from two localities in Namibia which produced gemmy blue prismatic crystals.
Minerals have been collected in the Erongo Mountains of Namibia for nearly 90 years, culminating in the 1999 discovery of some of the finest Namibian aquamarine, schorl and jeremejevite
(Namibia), Sulfur from the Perticara Mine (Italy), Lord Brassy Mine (Australia) [square] v.
As mineral species go, even gem-potential species, diamond is not really rare--how many tons of jeremejevite
or sinhalite do you suppose have been found?
A rare species also showed up this year, jeremejevite
in very slender pale blue crystals found in Namibia.
A second occurrence of jeremejevite
, this time as deep blue crystals found near Mile 72, on the Cape Cross Sheet (see Fig.