Jouravskite on Xonotlite
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari MN field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
A significant small miniature from this important pocket, with both crystal habits of jouravskite - the big euhedral xls and the small sugary sparkles! A combination of drusy, glassy and gemmy, lemon yellow jouravskite as well as measurable crystals to 5 mm across, of the same species, makes this a superb representation of this single pocket. The crystals nearly cover the display side of this specimen, with some white xonotlite peeking through. It is a small miniature, but extremely bright, sparkling, intensely saturated with color, and 3-dimensional. For the species, and in the price range in particular, this is simply an unprecedented find by any previous finds from nearby N'Chwaning 1 and 2 mines.