• Rhodochrosite
  • Rhodochrosite


$6,000.00   €4,991  £4,310.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20817
N'Chwaning 2 mine in the Kalahari Manganese Field of Northern Cape Province, South Africa, is renowned for its magnificently well-crystallised Rhodochrosite, this being one of the area’s iconic minerals.  This specimen is an ex-matrix solid cluster of superbly radiating Rhodochrosite crystals, which combine to create a botryoidal terminated surface, dimpled like raspberries, and coloured like plump juicy strawberries!  The specimen is mounted standing upright on a small bevelled clear acrylic base, so allowing the almost fibrous, radial spays of acicular crystals to be nicely displayed all the around the sides.  These sprays slightly exceed 2 cm tall and then terminate in the drusy botryoidal surface described.  In reflected light the colour is that of deep crushed strawberry-red, and once back-lit turns intense glowing strawberry-red with strong hints of apricot-orange.  A fabulous Rhodochrosite from the classic N'Chwaning 2 mine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


2.5 × 3.2 × 2.6 cm
N'Chwaning 2 Mine, Kalahari Mn. Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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