N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.1 x 1.3 cm
Without a doubt the most unusual, and definitely one of the most attractive, Sturmanites I have ever seen. While normal Sturmanites are hexagonal, this amber-orange zoned crystal is pentagonal. Looking line an elongated rhomb, it has a healed fracture that, in all honesty, adds even more aesthetic appeal to this specimen. The interior zone has a sparkly appearance almost looking like crumpled aluminum foil. It is, of course, contacted at the bottom. Ex. Charlie Key stock.