Miniature, 4.9 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Mn Fields, South Africa

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Blood-red, scalenohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite, such as this specimen, are the defining character of the from the Kalahari Manganese Fields and for the species worldwide! The eye gravitates to the well-formed, gemmy crystals and their vibrant red color. N'Chwaning Mine Rhodochrosites have a well deserved distinction among collectors and were found only in a few-year period in the early 1980s and not since. They remain a classic among collectors and are represent some the most beautiful mineral specimens you can own. This specimen is a fantastic example! This CHERRY RED COLOR, not too light and not too dark, is considered the best...