Miniature, 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.1 cm
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
An unusual and very attractive specimen of Kutnohorite. Usually, Kutnohorite is found in radial growths that for all the world resemble broccoli - attractive from both the sides and the top. Here we have complete balls of Kutnohorite with the surfaces smoother than normal, and a nice rich pink in color that also out of the ordinary. The largest of the crystals is about 1.5 cm across. Ex. Charlie Key.