Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.8 x 4.4 cm
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Large, complex growth of Manganite crystals, which that are essentially doubly-terminated. The Manganites have excellent metallic luster. The forms vary from the classic flat, blocky habit to terminations that are curved and highly lustrous. An aesthetic, important Manganite for the Manganese fields of the Kalahari, where, surprisingly, large and fine manganese crystals are fairly uncommon. Ex. Charlie Key.