Rhodochrosite, Manganite
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 5.0 x 3.3 cm
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Simply put, these mines have produced some of the world's finest Rhodochrosite specimens with their distinct "dogtooth" habit crystals and rich orange-red color crystals. This specimen is a very characteristic N'Chwaning Rhodochrosite features dozens of gemmy red-orange color scalenohedra which are coated by micro colorless Quartz with accenting, black sparkling Manganite blades.