N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
A true killer featuring a 4 x 3 x 3 cm cluster of GEMMY, GLASSY poldervaartite sitting starkly on contrasting matrix! ALMOST NEVER do you get such upright, 3-dimensional clusters! In fact, outside of a very few specimens now in Harvard or the Sacco collection, Charlie thought this to be the best of its style in this regard. It is important to see how much relief the piece has, to make the polder leap out at you visually, when compared to other specimens where the crystals are embedded or laying flat. Charlie felt very strongly that, amidst all that came out, he did get the chance to choose for himself several of the very best, shown here now for the first time since they were mined. Comes with custom lucite display base.