Manganite, Calcite
Cabinet, 9.5 x 9.0 x 5.5 cm
Bolet, Undenas, Karlsborg, Vastergotland, Sweden
The cluster of tightly packed manganite crystals you see here is actually a thick layer of parallel crystals stood vertically, that wraps around the back and over the top of the matrix so that what you see from the display face is a quite attractive "crown" of manganite overarching the matrix. Somewhat of a rarity from Sweden, even if we see manganite from other localities, and this is a large and hefty specimen to boot. 9.5 x 9 x 5.5 cm