Rhodochrosite with Shigaite
N'Chwaning Mines, South Africa
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
A beautiful, pink rhodochrosite with shigaite crystals from the N’chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Northern Cape Province, South Africa! This specimen features a group of botryoidal, pink rhodochrosite aggregates, peppered with very small shigaite crystals on the front side and a sizeable, nearly 1cm crystal of shigaite on the backside. Some very minor impact marks on the rhodochrosite but no major damage. A very nice and affordable example of this rare material.