Miniature, 4.1 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm
N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
A gorgeous, sparkling, lustrous, translucent polder specimen with TOP QUALITY and luster. This is a superb miniature with flash and pizzazz; and the aesthetics are nice because of the contrast between the two crystal habits juxtaposed on the same specimen, with the single gem crystal form accenting each of the spherical aggregates. This piece is pristine, and is one of the best miniatures I have seen (and I saw a lot of them at the time they came out around 2000). Charlie was first on the scene and got many of the best, including this one.