a rare manganese sulfate from the
Kalahari Manganese Field
A fat, 3-dimensional crystal with intense color saturation
A rare matrix specimen, sadly one of only a few recovered when the miners scraped out this pocket. This larger specimen (for the find) displays better in person as it is hard to capture all the angles and reflections in the photo here. It has a dozen good crystals, many to 1 cm, on manganese gangue matrix. This is teh richest single specimen we know of from the find , to date.
A superb, very fat, 3-dimensionaly crystal with particularly intense color saturation as a tradeoff for translucency. VERY impactful on display!.
A fat, very gemmy crystal with intense color and good 3-dimensionality!
A thin, totally transparent windowpane crystal with serrated, but complete, edges. Gorgeous gem example of this new find.
A fat, rather chunky crystal with INTENSE color and saturation, probably suitable for cutting a gem from.
A remarkable flattenned crystal showing a pseudohexagonal form, and exquisite fine serrated edges. Note that these are spectrum sensitive and the photos show the piece under both halogen (moss green color) and under fluorescent (brighter apple-green color) lighting.
A complete floater crystal with SHARP terminations on each end, this is surely one of the more significant crystals here. It features extreme elongation , not common to the other specimens. The core is transparent while the tips are included by a red mineral that we believe to be dendritic manganese. Superb , important thumbnail crystal !
A sharp single crystal of intense, great color. Sharp at both ends, this is a little jewel in person.
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