AKS4 Rhodochrosite
Nchwaning Mine, near Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa
7.5x 2.8x 3.6 cm             
$2300

A classic rhodochrosite from N"chwanning. This is a rather unusual habit for the mine, composed of compressed scalenohedrons. This habit was encountered in the early 1980"s.

Specimens displaying this habit are usually sawed at the base to improve translucency and to make them more displayable. This one has not been sawed, and as a result is somewhat wedge-shaped. When viewed under magnification, small cleaves are visible on the terminations of the crystals, but it is exactly as shown in the photos.
















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