Shigaite, Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
A superb bladed, dark reddish crystal of Shigaite on Rhodochrosite is covered by additional yellow/golden shigaite crystals. This is a super thumbnail from a small and unusual find, according to Charlie. The vitreous luster is fantastic, the combination fascinating. Ex. Charlie Key.