Jouravskite on Xonotlite
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari MN field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.0 x 1.6 cm
Glassy and gemmy, lemon-yellow jouravskite crystals, to 1.2 cm in length nearly covers the chalky white matrix of xonotlite. The largest jouravskite crystal appears to be doubly terminated. As an accent, a second generation of jouravskite "sprinkles" showing shocking luster and even more intense color, is in association. The specimen is simple beautiful, and rare, at the same time. It does have some damage or contact in the middle of the display face, but at the same time is so good for the species by any previous standard, that it stands above that, in our opinion.