|The amethyst of Namibia !
|Other amethyst from Namibia is on the amethyst home page ---->>>>
|The amethyst often are heavily included with various
crystals , minerals , and voids and vapor cavities .
|On occasion these voids are crystal shaped
and are said to be "Negative Crystals ".
| The story of Brandberg Amethyst
99% of the amethyst labeled as "Brandberg" is actually from the near by Goboboseb Mountains. The
Goboseb Mountains are in sight of Brandberg , which is a national monument and collecting is forbidden
there . But since those mountains show up on the map and are more well known , that's the name the
|The "official" lanquage of Namibia is English . However ,
Afrikaans and German are commonly spoken as well . To the left
are examples of skeletal or "fenster" crystals. Fenster is a
German word that means "window". You can see why the
skeletal shapes with their window-like growth caused them to
name them "fenster" crystals.
|Skeletal or "fenster" crystals
|This skeletal scepter with amethyst phantom also has
inclusions ( the inclusions are not shown well ) . And on top of
that it has relic cavities where some mineral formed at the end
of the quartz growth ( but still before growth had stopped as
evidenced by the indentions) . This secondary mineral then
dissolved away , leaving strange relic cavities !
|This crystal has 3 bubbles and is
loaded with inclusions !
The color is exceptional .
|This video shows a mobile gas vapour bubble
suspend in a liquid filled chamber . This is a
two phase inclusion typically referred to as an