Manganite on Quartz
Manganite on Quartz from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany
Collection Robert Lavinsky
Description This find of the mid 1880s set the standard and still does, for the species. Aesthetically perched on white quartz is a cluster of splendent, black, crystals of Manganite, to 3.5 cm in length. This miniature, with its superb color contrast, is as good as it gets for its size. One rarely see upright Manganites on matrix, sticking up and out so dramatically. This piece has survived intact for more than 100 years, which is remarkable.
Locality Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany
Dimensions 5.2 x 4.1 x 2.7 cm.
Specimen Grade D
Photograph Photo

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