Manganocalcite on Kutnahorite
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 7.1 x 3.4 cm
A beautiful specimen with DEEP PINK manganoan calcite in 3-dimensional rounded globules and odd extended tubes, perched atop a curving mass of paler-pink, less lustrous and so contrasting, kutnahorite. This is a palm-sized piece with rich color and dimensionality to it that makes a stunning visual impac tin a case.