Kalahari Manganese Fields

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Kalahari Manganese Fields
Specimens from manganese fields of South Africa.

Kalahari Manganese Fields

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Wessels Mine, Hotazel South Africa, Baryte
1 Baryte Wessels Mine, Hotazel South Africa
3.8 X 1.5 X 1cm 
I am a big fan of Kalahari specimens. Barytes from the Wessels are known, and are more commonly found in matrix or with associations. This one is larger than most I have seen and has intricate cockscomb faces that alternate along the prism axis. A minor nibble along one side as pictured. From the Don Schultz collection. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Erongo Mountains Namibia, Beryl var Goshenite on Schorl
2 Beryl var Goshenite on Schorl Erongo Mountains Namibia
3.2 X 2.1 C 1.4cm 
A highly lusterous jet black schorl with foitite-like termination hosting a 1.4cm hexagonal opaque goshenite. Wonderful combo piece in great shape. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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N'Chwaning 3 Mine, Near Kuruman, Northern Cape Province South Africa, Braunite
3 Braunite N'Chwaning 3 Mine, Near Kuruman, Northern Cape Province South Africa
2.2 X 1.9 X 1.8cm 
Elongated crystals to .9cm embedded in matrix. The secondary crystal is not terminated and was likely a point of contact. Good sized crystals for the species. 
Price: 280.00 USD
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N'Chwaning 3 Mine, Near Kuruman, Northern Cape Province South Africa, Braunite
4 Braunite N'Chwaning 3 Mine, Near Kuruman, Northern Cape Province South Africa
4.8 X 4 X 1.7cm 
An extremely bright and lusterous cluster of braunites to .8cm. Magnificent specimen. Ex Charlie Key Collection. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman South Africa, Calcite on Andradite
5 Calcite on Andradite Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman South Africa
4.5 X 3.3 x 3cm Long Wave 
Porcelaneous scalenohedral calcites on pinkish red andradite matrix. One calcite is doubly terminated. The other is slightly tipped. A rare combination with excellent eye appeal. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Wessels Mine, North of Kuruman, Northern Cape Province South Africa, Hausmannite on Andradite
6 Hausmannite on Andradite Wessels Mine, North of Kuruman, Northern Cape Province South Africa
6.2 X 4 X 3.5cm 
A spectacular 3.6cm hausmanite crystal associated with nice red andradites. This one is fabulous, both in size and form. Ex Charlie Key Collection. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman South Africa, Hematite
7 Hematite Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman South Africa
4 X 3.8 X 3.5cm 
Metallic mirror bright hematites to .9cm in matrix. Nice representative specimen. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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N'Chwaning 2 Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Near Kuruman South Africa, Hematite and Andradite
8 Hematite and Andradite N'Chwaning 2 Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Near Kuruman South Africa

A fine miniature of mirror bright metallic luster hematites with small red and orange andradites. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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N'Chwanning #2 Mine, Kuruman South Africa, Hematite with Andradite
9 Hematite with Andradite N'Chwanning #2 Mine, Kuruman South Africa
3.5 X 3 X 2.8cm 
A cluster of mirror bright hematites with minor andradite. Classic material.One area of contact on one crystal edge. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman South Africa, Rhodochrosite
10 Rhodochrosite N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman South Africa
3.3 X 2.3 X 1.8cm 
An incredible botroidal aggregate with deep ruby red color and a satin luster. This one just glows. 
Price: 1400.00 USD
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N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman South Africa, Rhodochrosite
11 Rhodochrosite N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman South Africa
4.2 X 2.8 X 2.1cm 
Tightly bundled deep bubble gum pink rhombohedrons with superb luster.This is one sweet miniature. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Nchwaning Mine, Northern Cape Province South Africa, Rhodochrosite
12 Rhodochrosite Nchwaning Mine, Northern Cape Province South Africa
3 X 2 X 1.5cm 
A compact aggregate of super deep burgundy red scalenohedral crystals that simply glow when back lit. Lttle bits of manganite near many terminations. No perceptible damage. Very fine. 
Price: 1300.00 USD
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Nchwaning Mine, Northern Cape Province South Africa, Rhodochrosite
13 Rhodochrosite Nchwaning Mine, Northern Cape Province South Africa
4.2 X 3.3 X 1.3cm 
A cluster of fine wheatsheaf style crystals with an unusual soft pink color graduating to a more gemmy reddish/pink at the terminations. Pictured on page 141 of Dr Logans book. 
Price: 2900.00 USD
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N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Near Kuruman South Africa, Rhodochrosite on Manganese
14 Rhodochrosite on Manganese N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Near Kuruman South Africa
3.5 X 2.4 X 2cm 
A highly unusual color of distinct wheat sheaf aggregates. Color is salmony near the centers graduating to an orangey red. Ex Dr W S Logan collection. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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Hotazel Mine, Northern Cape Province South Africa, Rhodochrosite on Manganite
15 Rhodochrosite on Manganite Hotazel Mine, Northern Cape Province South Africa
3.8 X 2.5 X 1.3cm 
A highly unusual specimen consisting of a black manganite matrix on which some isolated curvilinear crystals culminate in a mass with lightly dusted edges. Very complimentary specimen. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Wessels Mine, Northern Cape Province South Africa- Out On Approval, Rhodochrosite on Neotocite-
16 Rhodochrosite on Neotocite- Wessels Mine, Northern Cape Province South Africa- Out On Approval
3.8 X 2.8 X 1.4cm 
A stunning specimen with two spherical clusters of sparkling pink rhodochrosite set on a resinous scaley surfaced matrix of brassyish neotocite. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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N'Chwaning 2 Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kurunman, South Africa, Thaumasite
17 Thaumasite N'Chwaning 2 Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kurunman, South Africa
1.4 X .6 X .6cm 
A pale yellow gem crystal of the rare cousin to ettringite. 
Price: 180.00 USD
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