Hausmannite on Calcite
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Superb cluster of brilliant, Hausmannite tetragonal pyramids. The largest individual crystal is 1 cm and razor sharp, with the overall cluster being about 2 cm tall. The metallic luster is excellent, and the striations and complex growth are classic among the great Hausmannites. With this cluster resting perfectly right at the end of the Calcite matrix, the aesthetics are fabulous.