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Herman Du Plessis' Photo Gallery

LNM-0DYApophyllite, Heulandite subgroup

Butha-Buthe District, Lesotho

Dimensions: 20 mm x 16 mm x 16 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 10 mm

Appohylite crystal on a atalagmite made up of heulandite crystals. self collected.
Photo was taken by Bruce Cairncross.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 884845     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 28   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 916 x 768 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

WAK-C3QApophyllite, Laumontite, Quartz

Butha-Buthe District, Lesotho

Dimensions: 50 mm x 50 mm x 50 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 26 mm

A single apophyllite crystal with white laumontite an a fine layer of quartz. Self collected during 2016.
Photo was taken by Bruce Cairncross.
Copyright: © Bruce Cairncross      Photo ID: 884844     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 25   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 779 x 768 pixels (0.6 Mpix)

139-E7QQuartz

Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 50 mm x 30 mm x 30 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 50 mm

Quartz crystal after it was removed from a pocket. Ras greef was as always very friendly and allowed us to collect for 2 days on his claim.
Copyright: © Herman      Photo ID: 884692     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 41   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2976 x 3968 pixels (11.8 Mpix)

9DX-LCRQuartz (Var: Amethyst)

Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia

Field of View: 200 mm

Amethyst quartz crystal in a vug before removal.
Copyright: © Herman      Photo ID: 884690     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 42   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2976 x 3968 pixels (11.8 Mpix)

LMC-M5KTopaz

Klein Spitzkopje granite stock, Spitzkopje Area, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Field of View: 60 mm

One of the 3 topaz crystals in the pocket, this one came out in one piece.
Copyright: © Herman      Photo ID: 884629     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 95   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3000 x 4000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

PHG-1GPGarnet Group

Usakos, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 50 mm x 60 mm x 70 mm
Largest Crystal Size: 10 mm

Some garnet crystals enclosed in calcite. The matrix consists of massive garnet.
Copyright: © Herman      Photo ID: 884270     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 60   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

View of the minerlized area at grootberg pass.

Grootberg Pass, Grootberg Mountain, Khorixas, Kunene Region, Namibia

We had a quick look around here but were pressed for time, did not even break some rock. will return again to hunt for the stilbites.
Copyright: © Herman      Photo ID: 884269     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 56   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Pegmatite pocket

Klein Spitzkopje granite stock, Spitzkopje Area, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Me with a Pegmatite pocket found in April 2018. It contained some feldspar, smokey quartz, schorl and topaz.
An hour later my wife broke her leg walking down this rock, forcing us to drive all the way back to Jhb 1700km to get her to a hospital in south africa.
Copyright: © Herman      Photo ID: 884268     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 78   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3000 x 4000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

Pegmatite outcrop

Riemvasmaak fluorite occurrences, Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape, South Africa

Me looking for minerals in one of the numerous pegmatites outcropping the riemvasmaak area.
Copyright: © Herman      Photo ID: 884267     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 53   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3000 pixels (12.0 Mpix)

children selling fluorite

Riemvasmaak fluorite occurrences, Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape, South Africa

Some of the local children at riemvasmaak selling scrap flourite.
Copyright: © Herman      Photo ID: 883997     Uploaded by: Herman Du Plessis   View Count: 84   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3072 pixels (14.2 Mpix)
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