Manganvesuvianite, Andradite
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm
A superb combination piece of highly lustrous Manganvesuvianite along with brilliant red Andradite Garnets. The surface is completely coated with mirror-like Manganvesuvianites, the largest of which is a sharp blocky crystal about 1 cm long and an incredible .4 cm across. The vivid red Andradites provide a beautiful contrast. Very Aesthetic and sparkling, but more than that a significant example of this vesuvianite species. Ex. Charlie Key.