Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.2 x 3.0 cm
A very sculptural and unusual pink kutnohorite specimen from the Wessels Mine. The main stalactitic growth looks like a column from a Greek temple, where the capital or top of the column has broken off, but is then frozen in place. It is probably the case that this specimen is actually intergrown kutnohorite and manganoan calcite but strangely, neither fluoresce.