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)
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Item Description

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.

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