Jouravskite on Xonotlite with Bultfonteinite
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari MN field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Miniature, 5.1 x 3.0 x 1.2 cm
The photos say it all. This specimen is simply gorgeous. It consists of glassy ad gemmy, lemon-yellow jouravskite crystals, to 5 mm across, perched amidst a sugary druse of smaller crystals of the same species from a second generation, all on white xonotlite. Minor pink bultfonteinite is present as well. The large crystals are significant for the species, and the piece is incredibly rich with them for its surface area. Small peripheral damage is noted at the bottom edges, but the front and especially top horizon, are what catches the eye. It is simply as much sparkle per surface area, as you can imagine, and somehow stands out even amongst this entire lot of superlative examples of a very rare and beautiful species, as one of our favorites.