Columnar Hematite on Andradite
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Cabinet, 10.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
I have simply NEVER seen such hematite crystals from anywhere! Charlie says he obtained the two best of a small pocket, found some time ago. This one features a spray of upright columnar crystals to 6 cm leaping off from andradite garnet matrix! No damage, and complete all around - it is a magnificent specimen period and a truly unprecedented hematite about which I cannot rave enough. I know that Charlie considered it one of the top pieces in the collection. Comes with custom lucite display base.