Wessels Mine, Kalahari, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm
Emplaced on a thin crust of matrix, is a plate composed of intergrown crystals of angular, glassy and translucent, pastel-blue crystals of celestine, to 1.6 cm across. A few of the crystals are also doubly terminated. This is a MAJOR specimen for the species, from South Africa! 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