Olmiite, Bultfonteinite
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 6.0 x 2.2 cm
A classic and very attractive combination of Olmiite and Bultfonteinite from the N'Chwaning II Mine in South Africa. The prismatic Olmiites reach up to .4 cm in length, with very sharp and uniform crystal habits. They are tan, lustrous, and have a beautiful deep red fluorescence. The fibrous Bultfonteinite needles reach up to .5 cm, and their white color and superb pearly luster provide aesthetic and dramatic contrast with both the Olmiites and the chocolate-brown matrix. A superb combination specimen. Ex. Charlie Key stock.