N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Toenail, 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm
An excellent cluster of bowtie-like balls of very glassy and gemmy, rose-brown to tan, elongated orthorhombic crystals of olmiite from the new, Fall 2008 find at the N'Chwaning II Mine of South Africa. The balls rest on a bit of starkly contrasting white matrix. This is an excellent, two-sided example from this find and it really glows a beautiful rose-red with good light.