N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Fields, South Africa
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
A bizarre, striking miniature that is just a gob of fat yellow color at first glance. It sits flat on its own, and is complete all around except only a slight contact of attached matrix in back. It almost "glows," it is so oddly pastel and translucent. It exemplifies the qualities of this find: translucency, shimmering surface luster, and unusual tapering form. It has a pastel lemon-yellow color. It is hard to explain or convey in pictures, but there is a certain ethereal quality to these specimens that makes the crystals look "soft" and unusual compared to most other large crystalline species.