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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).
Hematite coated by Andradite
stock #13.1-420
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
5.8 x 3.4 x 3.2CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Spring 2017

A Kalahari classic, sharp and lustrous Hematite crystals are nearly covered with blood red Andradite Garnets. In very good condition the only damage to note is on the outer edges. From a find made over 20 years ago, these coated Hematites are now rarely seen on the market. In person the red hue is deeper than the photos show. A few areas of mirror bright Hematite are exposed where the garnet layer has come off. From the famed NChwaning mine that is more famed for the great Rhodochrosites. A very desiable specimen of this unique find.
Rhodochrosite (New find, Crystalline Botryoidal form)
stock #A 29-026
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.7 x 2.3 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $850


From a new, exciting small find of bright Rhodochrosite from the famed N'Chwanning Mine. This locale is world famed for the great finds made over 20 years ago. Good pieces from the old pockets are now some of the most expensive mineral specimens on the planet. The new zone was very small, it had a similar look (but with some differences) to some earlier finds. The color is a deep pink-red that can be almost electric under some lighting. This is a fine example with distinctive, sharp spheres of bright, sparkling Rhodo. Very good display quality that looks great from several angles.
Jacobsite on and in Calcite (exceptional)
stock #Alec 14-261
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Kuruman, South Africa
7.5 x 5.8 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
Spring 2014

A world class specimen of this rare mineral! Big (up to 7CM) Calcite crystals are the matrix for hundreds of sparkling, lustrous Jacobsite crystals. Jacobsite is rarely found much bigger than micro sized. The best come from the Kalahari and this has by far the best esthetics I have ever seen. Sharp, bright groups of silvery-black crystals are nicely scattered on the contrasting Calcite. The Calcite is in excellent condition and the dark Jacobsite can be clearly seen inside the crystals. Rare black minerals are reputed to be ugly, this is not!
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