Poldervaartite on Calcite
N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
Cabinet, 15.0 x 11.7 x 3.0 cm
A large plate with waxy-lustrous, beige polder crystals richly covering an undeerlaying matrix of bright and sparkly calcite! It is hard to get such nice large plates in good condition! This was found 5-6 years ago and I can say that large plates of the calcite intermix are particularly hard to come by, as they were snapped up for the beauty of the contrast. The poldervaartite in this style and association is not red like the styles shown above, but the calcite association makes up for it and gives quite a different look to the specimens in terms of visual appeal.