N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Small Cabinet, 9.9 x 4.2 x 4.1 cm
$27,500.00 Payment Plan Available
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Emplaced on massive, black manganite ore, is a solid intergrown ribbon of "wheat sheaf" rhodochrosite crystals! This is one of the very rarest of habits for Rhodochrosite, and ONLY came out in a small window of time around 1980. Today, they are treasured. I have seen few for sale. in any size. This has the best color, a riveting insanely sparkly luster, and a great shape for display either vertically or horizontally. This habit features rounded, almost opaque, light pink areas, supplanted by glassy and gemmy, cherry- red, needle-like terminations atop. The contrast of differing colors and forms in one crystal is stunning - and unique to these specimens from a single pocket or zone long ago (nearly 40 years!). This is a large specimen, approx 4 inches across, and at a very reasonable price compared to others of lesser quality I have seen for sale in the market today, without such the top sparkle and luster to them.