This South African specimen displays royal purple bands of parallel, fibrous, and very chatoyant sugilite, alternating with bands of lavender sugilite with an almost wrinkled foil appearance. It also contains thin bands of gray-black manganese shale. 11.2 x 10.9 x 4.7 cm, N'Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari MN Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. © Rob Lavinsky, www.iRocks.com. Used with permission.
|Natural or man made||Natural|
|Origin details||N’Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari MN Field, Northern Cape Province|