N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm
Spectacular, metallic and iridescent, large crystals of shigaite from this important locality which has produced the best of species. These probably came out some years ago, and were hoarded until sold me in 2011. The colors are gorgeous, intense red with yellow and metallic highlights. When backlit, they practically glow. these are high level thumbnails of this species, and about as large as most mortals will ever see, with only a few specimens in the world that have larger crystals.