Rhodochrosite (Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa)
N'Chwaning 2 Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa. 35mm x 25mm x 15mm.
This is a red Rhodochsosite, it's pretty old and worn but it's simply stunning under the lights. There is no matrix to the specimen, it's simply a big red lump of Rhodochrosite. (The miners and dealeres in the Kuruman area used to refer to these as ox blood rhodochrosites)