Hausmannite on Andradite Garnet
Wessel's Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
Ex. Wendell E. Wilson
Fantastic 1.8 cm on edge crystal of Hausmannite sitting perfectly, and I mean perfectly, on a bed of red crystalline garnets. The Hausmannite has excellent sub-metallic luster, and is growing in its classic pseudo-octahedral form. There are even advanced late-stage pseudo-octahedrons forming on some of the corners. This is a superb and aesthetic specimen.