Apophyllite-(Koh), Calcite
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm
An excellent cluster of blocky Hydroxyapophyllite on a matrix of gemmy fluorescent Calcite crystals. The Hydroxyapophyllites have superb luster (striated, no less), are partially gemmy, and an attractive light peach color. Note this is not the more common Fluor-variety of apophyllite. This is much rarer, and these crystals are among the worlds finest of this species. The largest crystal is a very significant 3.1 cm long and has superb luster and translucency. A choice example of a rare species. Ex. Charlie Key.