N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 4.0 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm
An excellent cluster of intergrown balls and an interesting, fan-like spray 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 crystals rest on a hidden crust of white matrix. This is an excellent example from this find and it really glows a beautiful rose-red with good light.