Sphalerite (Rare!) With Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm
Charlie told me to ask $500 as a sphalerite but I don't have the heart. That little arrow points to a 1 mm pleiophane sphalerite. It IS very rare for the fields, and here you have one validated by the master! But, I priced it as a rhodo anyhow.