Rhodochrosite on Manganite
N'Chwaning Mines, South Africa
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
A fantastic rhodochrosite on manganite from the N’chwaning Mines, near Kuruman, in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province! This specimen features many gemmy, cherry red crystals of rhodochrosite on a matrix of black, crystallized manganite. The largest rhodochrosite measures 4.3 cm across – and the contrast of the cherry red rhodo on the lustrous, black manganite is stunning. Cleaves on some crystals, which is typical of a lot of this material, but still an oustanding specimen. Comes with a custom acrylic base.