Manganocalcite With Manganite Xls
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.9 x 2.9 cm
Wessels Mine, Kuruman District, N Cape Prov., South Africa
Ex. Harold Urish
This specimen, I think, is spectacularly bizarre! Flower-like crystals of translucent, light pink manganocalcite, to 3.5 cm across, are surrounded by a druse of minute, lustrous, black crystals of manganite. The arrangement and color contrast is really unusual and leaps out at you in person.