Kutnohorite, Calcite (Var: Manganoan Calcite)
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 5.8 x 5.2 cm
A classic and very showy combination specimen from the famous Wessels Mine of a large field of variable-length acicular kutnohorite crystals. A curtain or wall of matrix separates the kutnohorite from a vuggy cluster of botryoidal manganoan calcite at one end. A striking, distinctively separated combination specimen, which includes this uncommon carbonate.