Calcite (fluor), Hematite, and Andradite Garnet
- Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
- Miniature, 4.4 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
- Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 09/29/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Quite remarkable combination piece from the famous Wessels mine. The gemmy 3.5 cm Calcite, which has excellent luster and deep orange-red fluorescence in the core, is seemingly impaled on a super-lustrous, complex 4 cm Hematite.Exceptional and unusual, and not at all affected by the tiny bit of edgewear in just a few small spots. For color and interest, there is a layer of brilliant micro Andradites that create a sparkly druse on the Hematite. The stark symmetry is dramatic, as well.