RARE16J-19
Ephesite
Miniature, 3.9 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Ex. Charlie Key
SOLD

Sharp, richly colored crystals to 6mm of this unusual Mica Group mineral! A rare lithium sodium aluminum layer silicate that is impactful with its rich, dark pink, hexagonal prismatic crystals to nearly one centimeter are clustered attractively on this miniature specimen. This piece is an important rarity AND a fine display specimen for any collection! These rarities were found in the late 1970s or early 1980s and not since; the locality ceased mining in the 1980's. Ex. Charlie Key collection.