Shigaite, Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm
TWO sharp, metallic, beautiful shigaite crystals are dramatically displayed here they are literally metallic in luster, and this locality has produced the worlds best of species by far for the reasons of sheer beauty and size. The crystals are about 6 and 4mm. They are perched on sparkling, fake-looking rhodochrosite matrix that itself is so shiny and lustrous that it is nearly metallic in luster. Overall a beautiful plate and a stunning specimen. Ex. Charlie Key.