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The images of manganese flowers (clusters) on the surface of natural magnesium can create beautiful flowering images. A crystal dendrite develops with a typical multi-branching tree-like form. This particular example could be an abstract flowering bush or even a male peacock..
Size: Approx. 4¼ x 4½
Condition: very good
Markings: a card taped to the back of this states: CB57 Manganese Dendrites Solhofen limestone, Bavaria, West Germany
There is also the name and address of the Mineralogist that I obtained this example from in the 1970's