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4 specimens found
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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.
Sugilite
stock #8AE-773
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Kalahari Mn Fields
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.2 x 2.5 x 1.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $100
Spring update

A rich mass of bright purple Sugilite crystals showing color zoning and packed together in bands in matrix. Mostly all Sugilite, this is an older specimen from Wessels Mine that is quite different than more recent materials.
Hematite, Henritermierite, Andradite and Hausmannite
stock #17.1-047
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Kalahari Mn Fields
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
8.5 X 5.5 X 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1650
Pre Holiday 2017

A superb specimen from the esthetic point of view and a super rare example of the weird Garnet specie Henritermierite in tiny octahedral crystals. The bright red- orange Andradites garnets are also densely coating fine Hematite crystals with an esthetic contrast. In undamaged, perfect condition this displays impressively well. Fine Andradite coating Hematite was found in several pockets at Wessels years ago but not often so attractive or with the rare associate Henritermierite. A very fine specimen with several older labels from European collections.
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