Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.1 cm
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.