• Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
  • Hausmannite with Calcite
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Hausmannite with Calcite

$4,500.00   €4,252  £3,660.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC12092
This magnificent stepped octahedral crystal of Hausmannite perched on gemmy colourless to white Calcite crystals is from the Wessels mine at Hotazel in the Kalahari Manganese Field of Northern Cape Province in South Africa. Associated with the Calcite are micro-crystallised patches of salmon pink Andradite and a single crystal of pastel yellow Ettringite measuring 8 mm. The largest Calcite crystal is around 2 cm long and is gemmy with a dog tooth termination. On closer inspection and, better still, under low magnification, the Hausmannite crystal is seen to be a composite, built from hundreds of small octahedral crystals in epitaxial alignment. It is an excellent specimen, both aesthetically and in terms of crystallography and mineral associations.

Details

Dimensions
6.2 × 4.8 × 3.1 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Hausmannite

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