Nchwaning II Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Norther Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 6.2 x 3.4 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

Gorgeous plate composed of 100 percent Ettringite crystals. All of these lemon-yellow crystals are gemmy, hexagonal, and up to .5 cm in length. The luster is excellent. You don't often find these rich crusts intact or in this size. Good in the pics, it is terrific in person. It looks like yellow sugar crystals, grown big and stuck together. It is really quite fake-looking, and among the most attractive ettringite plates I have seen in fact, for sheer beauty.

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