Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 5.8 x 3.7 cm
A dramatic specimen with a ridge of large, highly lustrous hausmannite on matrix, accented with calcite, from this famous mine which has produced unarguably the world's best of species. The two central crystals, upon which others are stacked like a pagoda tower, are an inch apiece. These are very good crystals of high quality and unusually well displayed. Ex. Charlie Key.