Hematite, Andradite, Baryte
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
A superb cluster of splendent, flat-topped, bullet-shaped hematite crystals from the Wessels Mine and the Charlie Key Collection. The multiple prism faces are sharp and some are beautifully striated. This is a complete-all-around and pristine cluster, which is nicely accented by preferential coatings of various thickness of micro andradite garnet crystals and two clusters of colorless, bladed baryte on the back of the piece. This is classic and outstanding Wessels hematite.