Hematite – Large Crystal from the Wessel’s Mine, Hotazel


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This hematite crystal is from the Wessels Mine in Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. The manganese fields contain the largest deposits of manganese on earth. They also contain over 100 different associated mineral species including hematite. It is an iron oxide that contains the elements Fe and O. This crystal is displayed as it was formed with a healed former attachment point at the base. It is a complex tabular crystal with a silver color and a metallic luster. One side of the crystal is mostly covered with red andradite garnets. The piece measures 2 5/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 inches or 67 x 51 x 25 mm.

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Weight6 oz

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