Schizolite & Aegirine
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 5.7 x 5.5 cm
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Mn Field, N. Cape Prov., South Africa

Intergrown, foliated, translucent crystals to 3.5 mm across of light pink schizolite are emplaced on a large matrix surface. This is a very recently described as a new mineral species. This was mined in the second pocket of late 2013.

mindat.org - Named by C. Winther in 1900 from the greek 'σϗιζω' for its perfect cleavage. In the early 2000's. the first specimens from the Wessels Mine were thought to be bustamite and later described as a new species, marshallsussmanite (Origlieri, et. al., 2013). Name reverted from marshallsussmanite to schizolite within the April-May 2018 CNMNC newsletter. See IMA approval history for more information.

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