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Johannsenite (RARE) & Xonotlite viewBack to PRE-CHRISTMAS END OF THE YEAR MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Dec 20th, 2018

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, South Africa
  • Starting Time:12/13/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/20/2018 06:31:15 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.8 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Johannsenite is a rare member of the Pyroxene Group. Specimens are very rare from the famous Wessels Mine and are EXTREMELY RARE in combination with Xonotlite, an uncommon silicate. Blue-green prisms totally cover the 3-dimensional sculptural small cabinet massive manganite ore matrix. Scattered sprays of snow-white xonotlite needles are a dramatic contrast with the tan oxide coatings. VERY RARE, perhaps unique Wessels mine combination material found before 1990.

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