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Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region.
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2018 04:11    Post subject: Re: Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region.  

I had an interesting call from Rob Smith, who read this thread and also suffered some loss purchasing fake specimens. He sent me pictures of Shattuckite concretions that are fake. We also purchased some and I wondered about some of them but couldn't be sure. Bruce Cairncross also confirmed that they are indeed fake. How they are made is a topic on it's own.
Here are a few specimens of our own. Thank Goodness we have not sold any fakes yet:-)



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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2018 07:41    Post subject: Re: Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region.  

Hello Pierre, thanks for the information. I also have a few of these specimens which I actually posted on this forum, since they are part of my collection.
These fakes, I think, come from the Kunene region - Kaokoveld. Regards.
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PostPosted: Apr 30, 2018 08:10    Post subject: Re: Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region.  

Heimo Hellwig wrote:
Hello Pierre, thanks for the information. I also have a few of these specimens which I actually posted on this forum, since they are part of my collection.
These fakes, I think, come from the Kunene region - Kaokoveld. Regards.


Thank you Heimo! The material used to fabricate these fakes come from Kunene, but the final product comes from either Windhoek or Karibib/Usakos. I wrote a letter to the mining commissioner. I will see where this all leads to. Best regards.

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PostPosted: May 04, 2018 09:31    Post subject: Re: Fake specimens from the Erongo and Brandberg region.  

Another fake specimen, supposedly from Kaokoland, but in truth, a part was naturally grown in Kaokoland and the rest 'completed' in Mr. Con man's home lab somewhere in Namibia.


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