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Thumbnail Strumanite on Manganese, N’chwaning Mine

R400.00
SKU: S930

Thumbnail Sized Sturmanite Crystals on Manganese Matrix

 

Lustrous, well formed  Sturmanite crystals on manganese matrix from N’chwaning, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Size: 29mm  x 20mm

Weight: 14 grams


Sturmanite is an uncommon mineral found in cavities within bedded manganese deposits that have been metamorphosed. Sturmanite was as recently discovered as 1981 at the Black Rock Mine in the famed Kalahari manganese fields of South Africa. This region is known for its many rare mineral occurrences.  The only sources of Sturmanite are from the Kuruman district, with relatively large crystals in the Wessels and N’Chwaning II mines, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

 

The photos are taken in light studio but best efforts are made to reflect the true colour of the stones but there may be some variation in natural light. 

The piece in the image is the exact piece you will receive.

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