Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 6.2 x 3.3 cm
A beautiful plate of brilliant Hausmannite crystals on matrix, with a layer of white Calcite crystals in between. The luster is superb, with the silvery-black surfaces ranging from mirror-smooth to very slightly stepped. The crystals are a sharp, and they range in size up to .8 cm on edge. These are classics, and the world's best crystals are found here. But not recently, and not in this quality. Ex. Charlie Key.