Shigaite, Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.2 x 1.9 x 1.0 cm
A beautiful and excellent combination specimen of a vug lined with very sparkly, transparent, pink rhodochrosite crystals and highlighted by a 5 mm, tabular, dark cherry-red shigaite crystal along with a few micro shigaite crystals on matrix from the famous N'Chwaning II Mine. This piece comes from a small recent find and is highly representative of both species.