Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari MN field, South Africa
Miniature, 5.3 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 07/28/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/18/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Lustrous mass of bladed intergrown Manganite crystals that reach 2 cm in length from the base of the specimen to the exposed tips. Many of the crystals have rounded, seemingly 'polished' terminations which are highly lustrous and silver-black. The remainder of the specimen is a rich velvety black similar to Psilomelane. Quite attractive, and much more so in person. Surprisingly, actual manganite crystals are quite rare from the Kalahari Manganese Field, I know not why. Other than in Charlie's collection, I have not seen many for sale, either

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