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    Sugilite
    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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    5th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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