Rhodochrosite, Manganite
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Two vugs filled with very gemmy and lustrous, light cherry-red rhodochrosite scalenohedrons to 5 mm and nicely set on contrasting massive manganite ore matrix from the famous Nchwaning II Mine of South Africa. The broken crystals on the periphery of the vugs are certainly not very detracting from this showy piece and sorta come with the territory anyhow. 6.3 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm