Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm
A true rarity. Most people do not know that these come from anywhere but Utah, but here is a Kalahari Bixbyite. A choice plate of highly lustrous, well-formed cubes of black Bixbyite from a very famous locality. The Bixbyites cover both sides of the plate, and the individual crystals range up to .2 cm in size. An excellent specimen for the locality. Ex. Charlie Key.