- Miniature, 4.5 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm
- N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari, South Africa
At 4 cm, this is one of the larger, complete spherical aggregates of olmiite found, in good condition. It is complete ALL around, with just a few minor contacts on the backside marring otherwise spherical symmetry. It has the best sparkling glassy luster, and has a juicy red-pink color. This is a significant piece for a rare species, but more than that it is a beautiful mineral specimen, period: a 4-cm floater ball of color, that is just amazing to see in person. I understand that very few of this quality AND completeness were found, from my sources. The cluster is attractively perched on a bit of matrix, accented by little calcites.