Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.2 x 4.0 cm
Elongated clusters of lustrous, jet-black, tetragonal, pagoda-like hausmannite crystals richly and aesthetically fill a vein on both sides of the massive manganite matrix on this fine specimen from the Wessels Mine of South Africa - source of the world's best hausmannite crystals. This fine small cabinet is highly representative example of the species and locality. Ex. Charlie Key dealer stock.