Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia
A very large floater of apatite comes from a locality which produced very little apatite. The Otjua Mine in Namibia has produced a handful of fantastic multicolored apatites and is a highly desirable acquisition among collectors – especially as the colors mimic the more common fluorites from this mine. This piece has three well-formed faces (the rest is recrystallized). It has an outer layer of purple which leads to an inner core of green before it returns to purple at its center. It shows great growth lines and is very large at 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm for a single piece of apatite. I am told that this piece was in Bill Larson’s collection, but I do not have a card to confirm this.
Ex William (Bill) Larson (no card)-Ex James Zigras
3.00 x 4.00 x 4.50 cm