Wessels Mine, Kalahari, South Africa
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.6 x 1.8 cm
A brilliantly lustrous, sparkling-metallic plate composed of solid braunite on which are perched a half dozen shockingly sharp and lustrous larger crystals of braunite. The complex form of these crystals is novel, and they had to be analyzed to find out their identity (per Charlie Key, pers. comm.). This piece is one of the richest we have, and overall perhaps the most attractive. It has crystals to 8mm.