Calcite (Var: Manganoan Calcite), Manganite
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Choice 1.6 cm sphere of Manganoan calcite crystals sitting on a fantastic bed of sharp, well-defined chisel-point manganite crystals. The Manganoan calcite has a lovely light pink color, good luster, and very nice translucence. On top of that, it exhibits brilliant fluorescence.