Braunite, Andradite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 4.4 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm
An exemplary plate of superb, lustrous Braunite crystals, accented by euhedral red-orange Andradite Garnets. The Braunites are super-sharp, range up to .6 cm long, and have a mirror-like luster. The numerous Andradites are about 1-1.5 mm in size, and add a stunning contrast to the dark mettalic Braunites. Without a doubt, a rare combination that is intellectually interesting and good for the species. Ex. Charlie Key.