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31 specimens found
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SOLD Rhodochrosite -Scalenohedral form, Classic locale
stock #SOLD 18.1-668
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
1.7 x 1.5 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Dec 2018

A transparent gem crystal of bright red Rhodo from the classic N Chwanning #1 mine. This is part of a small find made late last year, the result of years of digging in an attempt to find more of the legendary scalenohedral Rhodos last found over thirty years ago. Those are now some of the most highly prized mineral specimens in the world. This new find was small as were most of the specimens, but the quality was excellent. The Rhodo crystals are perfect, lustrous and with top intense red. This specimen has a series of face modifications not seen in older materials. Condition is perfect, very few of the old find were so completely undamaged. Big display impact for the small size.
Rhodochrosite New find, classic locale
stock #18.1-667
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.5 x 2.2 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1350
Dec 2018

A choice and brilliant thumbnail of complex, gem grade Rhodochrosite. This is part of a small find made late last year at the famed Nchwaning #1 mine. The result of years of digging in an attempt to find more of the legendary scalenohedral gem clear Rhodos last produced over thirty years ago. Those are now some of the most highly prized mineral specimens in the world. This new find was small but the quality was excellent. The Rhodo crystals are small but perfect, lustrous and with top intense red. This specimen has a mix of habits and forms all with a luster that is almost impossibly bright, best appreciated in person. A few tiny Hematite crystals are scattered on the piece as well otherwise this is all pure gem Rhodochrosite. We had the opportunity to select a few of the very best pieces from the find as they were unveiled at the Munich show, this is one of them.
Rhodochrosite (new find at classic locale)
stock #18.1-673
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.2 x 2.1 x 1.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $2250
Dec 2018

A superb large thumbnail/ toenail Rhodo that has exception bright luster, color and is perfectly undamaged. This is part of a small find made late last year at the famed Nchwaning #1 mine. The result of years of digging in an attempt to find more of the legendary scalenohedral gem clear Rhodos last produced over thirty years ago. Those are now some of the most highly prized mineral specimens in the world. This new find was small but the quality was excellent. The Rhodo crystals are small but perfect, lustrous and with top intense red. This specimen has a mix of habits and forms all with a luster that is almost impossibly bright, best appreciated in person. A few tiny Hematite crystals are scattered on the piece as well otherwise this is all pure gem Rhodochrosite. We had the opportunity to select a few of the very best pieces from the find as they were unveiled at the Munich show, this is one of them.
Gaudefroyite
stock #18AX-14-387
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Kalahari Mn Fields
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
1.7 x 1.1 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $475
Dec 2018

A top killer thumbnail of Gaudefroyite, the rare manganese mineral only known in decent crystals from a few places, all in the Kalaharie Manganese fields. This specimen is a stellar example with textbook form, sharp edges and bright luster. This is a large (for the specie) main crystal with a few smaller crystals on the base, and the prism has none of the crudeness or dull faces usually seen. Superb specimen of a usually unattractive rare, black mineral.
Kutnohorite
stock #18-AX-14-325
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Kalahari Mn Fields
Northern Areas, South Africa
8.8 x 4.7 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $620
Late Summer 2018

Great color and fine form, a choice cabinet specimen of sculptural Kutnohorite. The Kalahari Manganese field has produced the very best specimens of this specie and this is a very choice piece with three dimensional form. No damage and nearly pure Kutnohorite there is just a tiny bit of adhering matrix on the back side. Several forms of the mineral are well presented and the whole displays well. Quality color and form like this is almost never available now, this specimen is from finds a few years ago.
SOLD Hematite -fine single crystal
stock #SOLD 18-AX-14-384
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Late Summer 2018

Single crystal of Hematite with mirror bright faces. An impressively lustrous thumbnail in fine condition showing textbook quality form. Crystalized all around, a growth contact is at the base but hat too is recrystallized, no chipping or dings anyplace. This find of Hematites ranks as one of the great mineral discoveries of the century (so far).
Quartz- included by Hematite
stock #18.AX-11-317
Orange River, Namakwa
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.4 x 1.8 x 1.3 CM (small miniature)
price: $175
Late Summer 2018

A choice small specimen of Orange Rive Quartz that presents perfectly on all sides. The transparent Quartz prism is colored orange to red from the included Hematite. Nicely perched on the matrix, this is from the big Orange River find in 2013. These have since dried up. Far better color and condition than is usual, display well.
Quartz -Red Hematite included
stock #18-AX-11-399
Orange River, Namakwa
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.7 x 2 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $140
Worldwide mix summer

The red Quartz from the Orange River of South Africa are sporadically available and can be an attractive yet affordable specimen. This is especially bright colored crystal in very good condition, much nicer than average. The color comes from inclusion of blood red Hematite that is in a thin layer inside the Quartz. One of the more affordable bargains of the mineral world.
31 specimens found
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