Oyelite on Calcite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, KMF District, Northern Cap, South Africa
Miniature, 3.2 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
Oyelite is a fairly rare silicate, and these specimens are said by those who saw them at the show to be just remarkable, the best known yet. For me, I have not seen the mineral well-crystallized except as crusts with others atop, or as a crust atop xonotlite, in the past. And yet when I saw these I thought they actually looked like something rare that a normal person can appreciate for the size and importance of the crystals! This specimen freatures choice crystals to 8 mm