N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 5.6 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm
Very nice cluster of gemmy and lustrous Sturmanite crystals attractively set on a plate of crystalline matrix. The largest crystal is 1.8 cm long and has clearly been damaged at one termination. Surprisingly, the removal of part of the outer yellow layer from this event has created what has turned out to be a very striking look. Damaged or not, the larger crystal actually adds contrast and interest to the smaller doubly-terminated crystals.