Inesite, Prehnite
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.4 x 4.2 cm
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
A fine combination piece of Inesite and orange Prehnite. The exceptional Inesites are in rare discrete crystals up to 1.1 cm, have excellent luster, and are an interesting and attractive Persian Red color. Note: This is not Wessels Mine material people normally associate with Kalahari. This is, instead, from a small find at N'Cwhaning many years later. The Prehnites are in small clusters of very gemmy crystals, orange in color. There is a whole scientific paper on them written by Bruce Cairncross as prehnite seems to be significant in its rarity in the Kalahari fields. Ex. Charlie Key.