The ancient cave monastery of Vardzia in southern Georgia. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition,
A gorgeous Rhodochrosite from N'Chwaning, featuring balls of intense red crystallised Rhodochrosite, aesthetically perched on a matrix of black Manganite, providing a wonderful background and contrast to the rich red.
The Snail photo image. Rhodochrosite on manganite. One of the world’s most famous mineral specimens, aptly named “The Snail,” was acquired by Bill Larson in South Africa in It will be included in the “African Secrets” exhibition.