N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.4 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm
An beautiful cluster of two, intergrown balls of very glassy and gemmy, rose-brown, 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 shard of matrix. This is an excellent example from this find and it really glows a beautiful rose-red with good light.