Celestine, Calcite, Rhodochrosite
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm
Celestine from the Wessels Mine is quite rare. The spheres of Celestine blades have a beautiful silver-blue color and superb luster. These are combined with gemmy and lustrous Calcite rhombs, which range up to 1.1 cm on edge. Both rest on Quartz matrix and there is abundant botryoidal Rhodochrosite. A truly excellent combination specimen. Ex. Charlie Key.