Andradite, Hematite
Cabinet, 13.3 x 8.0 x 7.2 cm
Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
This is a specimen of hematite on one side of which have formed distinct, euhedral crystals - that were later covered with a layer of wine-red, sparkly garnet microcrystals! Pretty and very unusual - from the Wessels Mine in the Kalahari Manganese Fields of South Africa. This specimen blows you away in person - the pics cannot convey it! 13.3 x 8.0 x 7.2 cm