Wessels Mine, Kalahari, South Africa
Miniature, 4.9 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
This is a very interesting crescent-shaped specimen, composed of translucent, pastel blue, celestine crystals to 1.8 cm in length. The luster is very high, almost glassy. The crystals all resemble angular spear or arrow heads with the points facing in a downward position and blunt tips facing out. The style is uniquely Wessels Mine...classic in appearance, just an order of magnitude BIGGER than anything we have previously seen from here. Formerly this locality produced "locality pieces" of celestine. This is the first pocket I have seen that really competes for attention more globally. The color, luster and form are both aesthetic and outstanding!