Cabinet, 9.4 x 5.3 x 4.5 cm
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Bustamite is actually fairly uncommon for the Kalahari district, and this is a rich specimen, with intense color. The soft pink hue is not pale it's actually quite strongly colored for a pastel hue. Charlie rated this highly, and said it was an unusually thick piece with the kind of color treasured for lapidary use, carvings and such. Ex. Charlie Key.