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Specimen # 200127
Mineral: Olmiite
Location: Olmiite, N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 5.2 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm


Two “bow-tie” aggregates of olmiite crystals contrast with the dark matrix. The crystals are sharp and lustrous, and the bow-ties are as complete as the surrounding rock allowed. Gorgeous colour under ultraviolet light, shown in the fourth photo. In excellent condition, no damage. An aesthetic specimen with high-quality crystals and good contrast.