Rhodochrosite, Manganite
Miniature, 5.0 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
This is, as the pics show pretty well, A GORGEOUS SPECIMEN THAT SHIMMERS AND GLOWS WITH COLOR! It features unusually gemmy and bright rhodo of a strange habit, with fat crystals, mostly transparent, and having serrated terminations. Lustrous, deep pink crystallized rhodo with a vein of microcrystallized manganite running through the middle make for startling color contrast. Some bruising on the left side is present but doesn't detract much from the display face. It is, literally, a STUNNING specimen. 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm