Shigaite, Rhodochrosite
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
This piece features a superb .7cm Shigaite crystal with classic iridescent yellow-to-red color and incredible luster. It guards the gate into the pocket of gloriously sparkling rhodo behind it! Scattered in the beautiful Rhodochrosite pocket are numerous smaller hexagonal blades of shigaite that are gemmy red.