Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.3 x 2.4 cm
A superb plate of two generations of cherry-red Grossular Garnets. The first generation averages about .3 cm in size, and they are lustrous, translucent to gemmy, and glow beautifully under good light. The second generation of larger crystals range up to 1.1 cm, have very good luster, and are translucent. Definitely one of the best and most attractive of these particular specimens that I have seen, and they are quite rare in large crystals from this mine. Ex. Charlie Key.