his is a relatively common Iron ore mineral found in most of the mines comprising the Kalahari Manganese Fields. The Hematite is most often found lining cavity walls, as a massive formation.
The most spectacular Hematite crystal specimens have been found at the Wessels Mine. These crystals have a shiny silver lustrous surface, and many of them are "floater" specimens. Other crystal specimens have been found at the Black Rock, N'Chwaning I and N'Chwaning II Mines.
The Hematite froms either as tabular crystals, which have a mirror-like surface, or an etched appearance, or as euhedral crystals.
Associated minerals are Poldervaartite, which is a rather rare mineral, Hausmanite, Andradite Garnet, Calcite and Barite.
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