Specimen #1565

Name: Rhodochrosite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 9.8 x 6.4 x 3.2 cm


Acquired: 2009-07-29

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: An outstanding, 3-dimensional plate of drusy rhodochrosite in sparkling ball-like clusters from the famous Wessels Mine. The color and sparkly luster of the rhodochrosite is top-notch. The balls consist of tiny, flattened rhombs. VERY aesthetic and looks great on both sides. No damage.

Minerals: Rhodochrosite (MnCO3)

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Rhodochrosite, Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa - 9.8 x 6.4 x 3.2 cm