Hausmannite, Datolite
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
These are nice, sharp, jet-black hausmannite crystals arranged in a beautiful pagoda-like structure - but even better is the fact that they are sitting in pink datolite. The contrast is stunning, and totally unexpected. Ex. Charlie Key.