Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm
A lovely series of radial balls, on matrix, of this very rare species. The largest ball is complete and .8 cm across, with the individual needles ranging up to about 3-4 mm in length. The luster is superb, with the color ranging from silver to a pinkish-tan. Very delicate and aesthetic. Excellent for the rare species, in this habit. Ex. Charlie Key.