Shigaite on Rhodochrosite
- Nchwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa
- Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
- Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 05/21/2009 5:16:08 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
Shigaite is an ULTRA-RARE aluminum manganese sulfate. This showy and excellent thumbnail features a gemmy, 9mm, tabular, hexagonal, dark cherry-red shigaite crystal aesthetically placed atop a mounded clusters of very sparkly, transparent, rose-red rhodochrosite crystals, which are RICHLY sprinkled with gemmy, cherry-red, micro shigaite crystals. This piece comes from a small recent find and is highly representative of both species. Valued $400-500.