N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm
A super specimen with gem crystals, on matrix, from a surprising and small find of late 2005. These are the best seen in 20 years, of this rare gem species related to ettringite and sturmanite. THIS piece features a 1.5 cm, fat crystal on matrix - the largest crystal of the lot of them. And, they happen to be gorgeous! In person, there is more luster. I was able to get some of the cherrypick of the lot, when they were found, and all of these were selected for best quality gemminess and luster, as well as aesthetics.