Xonotlite, Apophyllite
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
A gorgeous and large specimen of this species featuring velvety balls of xonotlite in large aggregates. Miraculously, as this is a fragile species, there seems to be no damage to the display face! The "open" sphere in front shows the natural acicular crystals that make up each radiating aggregate 7.8 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm