Kutnohorite, Calcite (Var: Manganoan Calcite)
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm
A very nice combination piece of four pink Kutnohorite crystals, nicely accented by a lovely cluster of light pink Manganoan calcite straws. The Kutnohorite crystals, the largest of which is 4 cm across, have good luster and typical muted pink color. The smallest Kutnohorite is a partial, but it is the most minor component of the specimen and does add visual interest - like "Pac-Man" on a pink nest! Fluorescent!