Jouravskite on Xonotlite
Cabinet, 10.5 x 5.0 x 3.6 cm
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari MN field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
This important display specimen is among the largest fine examples of this species, with hematite is the matrix for sparkling, glassy and gemmy, lemon-yellow crystals of jouravskite. These crystals are emplaced on a thin crust of chalky white spheres of xonotlite and contrast nicely! The luster is phenomenal and the color is literally lemon-peel yellow, on these sparkling crystals. There are half a dozen major, important crystals of 1 cm or so in size, nestled amongst others here. Several are so gemmy, that gems can be cut from them. Nearly pristine, though there are a few small damaged spots on this large display face.