Bultfonteinite, Oyelite
N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Cabinet, 11.8 x 11.2 x 3.0 cm
A large example of two rare species. Lovely clusters of radial acicular bultfonteinite generously spread over the specimen, on matrix of botryoidal oyelite. The sprays range up to about .8 cm across, with the individual needles ranging up to about 3-4 mm in length. The brightness/luster is superb, with the color ranging from silver to a pinkish-tan hue and contrasted against the snow white oyelite. Ex. Charlie Key.