Ettringite, Oyelite, Hausmannite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.0 x 5.0 cm
Small cabinet. Three major crystals dominate the top of this matrix plate of hausmannite, smothered by a soft carpet of oyelite. The two frontal crystals are 4 cm long, and a 5 cm crystal runs under them, linking them all together in a chain of color. A larger, thicker, broken-off crystal is a backstop at the base of the cluster.