N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm
Here is a very beautiful polder from the 2002-3 finds that set a new standard for the species, at this mine. This piece has intermediate color, not brown but not red either, and of course the color changes depending on whether you use sunlight or interior lighting. This photo is in interior sun-equal halogen bulbs. The piece has GREAT luster and sparkles like crazy everywhere!