Shigaite, Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Cabinet, 9.7 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm
This specimen features a 1.6 cm, gemmy, dark cherry-red compound shigaite crystal placed in a large vug covered with very sparkly, transparent, rose-red rhodochrosite crystals, which are, in turn, sprinkled with gemmy, cherry-red, micro shigaite crystals. Ex. Rob Smith Collection.