Minerals from South Africa I

A003-030 - Rhodochrosite

Location: N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 2,0 x 2,7 x 2,0cm
Weight: 20g

Another fascinating Rhodochrosite. The unique thumbnail shows a rare style of tightly packed crystals, looking a bit like a mushroom. Nice deep red color. Ex. Desmond Sacco collection.

Price: SOLD


A011-004 - Sturmanite

Location: N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 2,2 x 5,8 x 1,6cm
Weight: 18g

Superb group of yellow-brownish, semi-lustrous Sturmanites. With perfect terminations, the specimen shows nicely 360 degrees arround. Ex. Desmond Sacco collection.

Price: € 970


A003-025 - Fluorite

Location: Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 6,0 x 6,0 x 5,0cm
Weight: 228g

Striking Fluorite, with grass-green octahedrons, beautiful clustered and intergrown together. The specimen shows superb transparancy and luster. Color is much better in person. Two points of contact visible, overall a remarkable sample from the Fluorite occurences near Orange River.

Price: € 2800


A003-027 - Olmiite

Location: N\'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 4,0 x 5,0 x 4,5cm
Weight: 86g

Here you see a significant piece for this species. A stunning, symmetric Olmiite on a matrix with sparkling, tiny Calcites. The specimen comes from a discovery in 2009, ex. Desmond Sacco collection.

Price: SOLD


A011-007 - Fluorite

Location: Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 13,0 x 10,0 x 6,0cm
Weight: 858g

The specimen features light grass-green cuboctahedrons up to 4cm in diameter. These are much rarer than the normal octahedrons from this locality. Some faces are slightly frosted, the crystals are translucent to transparent. Minor Quartz associated. Only one rehealed contact on the right side of the main Fluorite.

Price: € 640


A003-024 - Olmiite

Location: N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 5,0 x 3,5 x 3,5cm
Weight: 46g

Complete cluster of rich peach-colored Olmiites with high luster. The crystal on top measures 1,8 x 1,8cm. Specimen was collected in 2008, ex. collection Desmond Sacco.

Price: € 980


A011-005 - Ettringite

Location: N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 4,5 x 4,3 x 2,0cm
Weight: 42g

This specimen features a 3,0cm long, perfect terminated Ettringite on matrix. Some smaller crystals are gemmy and show lemon-yellow color. Ettringite with good display on matrix is rare, here you see a remarkable specimen.

Price: SOLD


A003-029 - Rhodochrosite

Location: Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 3,8 x 5,5 x 2,5cm
Weight: 82g

Rare habit for Rhodochrosite from this manganese mine. Clusters of red rhombs up to 3mm on the edge. The crystals are remarkably sharp with superb luster. Small contacts only at the edges. Ex. Desmond Sacco collection.

Price: SOLD


A003-026 - Olmiite

Location: N\'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 4,0 x 4,5 x 2,5cm
Weight: 58g

Two spherical crystals on the typical Manganese ore matrix. The balls are brilliantly sparkling with high luster. A really fine sample for the species. Ex. Desmond Sacco collection.

Price: SOLD


A011-008 - Fluorite

Location: Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 12,3 x 8,0 x 6,0cm
Weight: 712g

A large Fluorite specimen with octahedrons up to 4,5cm on the edge. Crystals are translucent with emerald-green color, which is much better in person, than on the photo. Contacts only on the backside, botton was sawed for trimming purposes. A find from 2007.

Price: SOLD

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