Miniature, 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
An attractive series of radial balls on matrix. The largest ball is complete and 1cm across, with the individual needles ranging up to about 3-4 mm in length. There is a second generation of growth that gives the spheres an unusual, eye-catching appearance. 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.