N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
A superb miniature matrix specimen hosting a 2-cm intensely sparkly, red-colored spherical crystal cluster of the mineral formerly known as poldervaartite... but now recognized to be a new species, Olmiite. They are best of species (and only ones of species), and this is from the type find of several years ago. The brilliant luster on this piece places it in the top percentile of that find for outright quality. Ex. Charlie Key.