Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.6 x 2.0 cm
Caland pit, Atikokan, Hutchinson Township, Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada
Ex. Martin Lewadny
This is an excellent specimen of Manganite, and exceptional for the locality. There are three generations of Manganite here: a thick layer acting as the base showing radial growth, a thin crust with a fine flat luster, and then the three superb near-rosettes composed of dozens of highly lustrous 2 mm cubes. Any of the clusters by themselves would have been a find, but to have three nearly complete clusters is remarkable.