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Hausmannite

$6,000.00   €5,657  £4,870.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21486
Wow! This is one amazing Hausmannite from the famous N'Chwaning mines at Kuruman in the Kalahari Manganese Field. This large cabinet specimen measures almost 18 x 11 cm and forms a flat-bed composed entirely of Hausmannite, whose top display surface is a complete carpet of perfectly formed large crystals. Hausmannite is a manganese oxide and on this specimen forms splendid pseudo-octahedral jet-black crystals, some with pagoda-like stacked structures and all with a wonderful metallic silky lustre. The crystals are up to 2 cm on edge and cover the entire display surface, edge to edge. Close to one end, several semi-transparent colourless to white complex Calcite crystals form an interrupted chain across the specimen, the largest crystal measuring 7 mm across. This is a top quality Hausmannite from the N'Chwaning Mines in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

Details

Dimensions
11.0 × 17.7 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Hausmannite

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