Ettringite With Hematite and Gaudefroyite on Calcite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Cabinet, 10.0 x 8.0 x 4.0 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
Incredible, gorgeous combination specimen featuring two large ettringite crystals of lemon yello whue, perched on sparkling and contrasting CRYSTALLIZED white calcite AND Gaudefroyite, further accented by a hematite crystal atop. The hematite is striking, and is 2.25 cm long and doubly terminated, pseudo-scalenohedral in form. The ettringite crystals are to 4.5 cm in length and shimmer with electric sheen on the surface, and have deep color that does not convey well in the photos. The overall contrast is striking. This is a very rare, large example of the species in super aesthetic form. It was found in the mid to late 1980s. Comes with custom lucite display base.