Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
Superb, sharp, upthrusting crystals to 2.4 cm spray out from a common center on matrix, here, in this unusually aesthetic example. This is from THE classic old locality for the species, where these crystals were first found in the 1880s. Most miniatures are just blocky black masses with some crystals sticking out. This one is actually elegant, and as such is one of the better examples I have had of the german manganites, and in a good price range as well.