N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm
A stunning, large single ball of lustrous, sparkly Olmiite. This 2.6 cm sphere, with a thin vein of matrix running through it, is one of the gemmiest and most attractive specimens of the species I have seen. Even under normal light, the Olmiite begins to glow with its deep peach (almost cinnamon) color. Sitting on a thin plate of matrix, this is a fine miniature, complete-all-around. Ex. Charlie Key.