Meanwhile, old Namibia specialists Christian and Petra Gornick of Fine Minerals Worldwide (Reutergartenweg 20, D-31319 Sehnde (Hover), Germany) came through at the Main Show with some really beautiful hematoid
quartz specimens from the "Oranje River," a vast collecting area straddling the border between Namibia and South Africa (though the better specimens are found n the Namibian side).
There is a new, quite beautiful hematoid
quartz now being collected on both the Namibian and South African sides of an arid borderland region called the Goodhouse Area (in Namibia) and Warm Baths (in South Africa); I learned about it, in the always-interesting International Dealers enclave of the Main Show, from geologist Colin Coiner (Fourways, Johannesburg 2055, Republic of South Africa).
The hemimorphite comes as white, translucent to transparent, brilliant prismatic crystals to 1.5 cm, standing up in spikes from red hematite matrix, some of the crystals sprinkled with tiny adamites or with red hematoid
But who can help being wowed by the sometimes unbelievably beautiful hematoid
calcite twins from (according to most labels) the Shan Hua Pu mine, Hunan Province - even though these have been seen in quantity at two or three shows now?