Sugilite is a rare mineral which comes predominantly from the Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa. This region is the largest manganese deposit in the world. Many rare and beautiful minerals come from different mines in this area.
Sugilite is now extremely difficult to find. When fine grade stones become available they command incredible prices. Despite doing a significant amount of our buying locally in South Africa, we have not been able to find any sugilite worth buying for several years.
This rough sugilite piece of has light purple colour on a matrix of bustamite and manganese. The back is covered with a fine layer of white coloured crystals. These sparkle beautifully as they catch the light.