Amethyst pendant from Erongo,Namibia.
Item Description :
Amethyst is the purple cousin of the quartz family, and many people are first attracted to the world of crystals and minerals by its beautiful colours. It owes its coloration to minute traces of iron creating hues of light lavender to intense violet
Comments on this piece: Extremely beautiful Amethyst pendant from Erongo,Namibia.. Excellent colour. The photo was taken outside in direct sunlight.
60mmx14mmx20mm (25mm equals 1
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We are Jaco and Tania Janse van Nieuwenhuizen and together we form the heart of Crystal Spring Minerals or, CSM for short.
Crystal Spring Minerals was born in February 2001 when we came up with the idea of trading local minerals in South Africa. The Orange river, or Gordonia pegmatite belt holds a wide variety of interesting minerals but in very small quantities. This means that large scale mining enterprises are very limited and mostly not economically viable. The pegmatites contain mainly rare metal minerals like; tantalite, beryl and native bismuth. Quartz is ever present with accompanying feldspar, scroll and muscovite. Most of these pegmatite ridges are massive and don't bare crystals at all. The crystals that did form are rarely of outstanding quality and are mostly pale, milky white quartz crystals.
We are based in Kakamas in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. We are excellently located right in the centre of major specimen and mineral localities such as the Kalahari Manganese Fields, Orange river pegmatite belt and on the border of Namibia. This means that we can travel 500km in almost any direction and will find some mineral or specimen of interest. The edge that we have from this location also transpires to our customers, giving you the latest finds at the best prices.
Now, we saw the need to open up a new store dedicated to selling all rough rock and processed stone products. This brings our customers straight to their real passion without needing to go trough a lot of listings that they are not really interested in, in the same time allowing us to expand the range of products that we offer. Hence you will find that we offer a larger variety of minerals as well as processed stone goods than ever before.
With the experience that we gained the past couple of years we can provide some mineral specimens of outstanding quality that is sought after in the specimen trade as well as rough material and processed stone goods to your delight. Though we are still a small business we strive to be the best, most reliable trader in the products that we sell.
Our marketing team, Jacoline and Mariëtte handles all sales and can help you with all your queries on the items we have listed. Feel free to drop us a note should you require any assistance.
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We ship worldwide via international airmail. Multiple winnings can be shipped together as well as purchases from our two separate stores. Please let us know when you are done offerding and we will send you a combined invoice with discount calculated in, when you qualify. Where possible, we help you save on taxes. Delivery of a parcel can take maximum 6 - 8 weeks.
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Crystal Spring Minerals CC is located at Plot 968, Alheit, Kakamas in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. If you ever find yourself in this part of the world please drop in and visit our lovely shop. We are looking forward to spoil you with warm hospitality and have you indulge in eye candy from the second you enter our shop.
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