Wessels Mine, Hotazel
Kalahari manganese field
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.21 x 3.18 x 2.03 inches (10.70 x 8.07 x 5.16 cm)
This heavy, dark gray chunk of rock features a sporadic coating of impressive patches of purple Sugilite. This example of the relatively rare cyclosilicate mineral came from the famed Wessels Mine in Hotazel, South Africa known for producing fine pieces of the species. The color of this Sugilite has a vibrant look, and the luster is extremely vitreous. This is a unique and sizable piece of an uncommon mineral variety.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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