Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.4 x 2.7 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

Sculptural, lustrous cluster of intergrown Manganite crystals that reach 2 cm in length. Many of the crystals taper toward the terminations, creating chisel-like terminations. The sharp crytals are highly lustrous and silver-black, with many of the faces having 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. valued $500

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