N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari, South Africa
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
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This is a special, nearly unique specimen to my eye - a real euhedral, big crystal of olmiite on which a sparkling druse of second-generation olmiite has formed. So, it is not a spherical aggregate like the rest, but a real crystal, showing stereotypic crystal form underneath the sparkling pink overlay! The color is not the intense red-pink hue, but rather a more neutral pink-peach mix. Still, it is sparkly and very pretty. Note from the backlit shot that it is translucent internally. All crystals are complete, and pristine without any damage whatsoever, all around. The larger crystal measures 1.7 cm. Such specimens are rare, in this find.