Hausmannite, Calcite, Andradite, Baryte
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.6 x 3.4 x 1.2 cm
The tetragonal pyramids, .5 cm on edge, are razor-sharp and super-lustrous. One of the truly great things about the specimen is that pyramids retain their individuality. They are not intergrown like you see on many Hausmannites. This is an exceptional specimen, not only for the quality of the Hausmannite crystals but the fine combination that you find it in.