July 12, 2017

The Eyes of Africa

Ten years after a spectacular “alien eye” mineral was unearthed by a miner in Namibia, the enormous and intensely beautiful specimen – dubbed The Eyes of Africa – makes its debut at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals HallAn unprecedented discovery that has garnered a cult-like following in the mineral-collecting community, 2-foot-tall The Eyes of Africais not only rare, mesmerizing, and the largest known specimen, but the story – and 10-year journey – behind its discovery is unusual and intriguing.

Press release (web)
Press release (doc)
Press release (PDF)
Photos (Dropbox) - Please include mineral shot credit.  
Detailed story of its discovery (PDF)
Q&A about Eyes of Africa (PDF)