Hematite With Andradite Garnet
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm
Another stunning miniature, of this classic combination of species for Wessels. Few are found with such a wonderful and aesthetic combination of the garnet coating on hematite! The hematite here is 2.7 cm and is sharply twinned, as you can see from the reflections. More andradite could be picked off, as the owner wishes, to expose more hematite along the righthand edge, but I like the coating the way it is covering all the crystal but the shockingly fine twin planes facing out..