Calcite (Var: Manganoan Calcite), Kutnohorite
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
Fascinating and very attractive spheres of pink Manganoan Calcite that grew as a crust on Kutnohorite crystals. The Manganoan Calcite has a lovely drusy sparkly, nice color, and brilliant fluorescence. The largest of the spheres is 2.7 cm front to back, and 2 cm from edge to crease. Ex. Charlie Key.