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Olmiite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite)

 
Olmiite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite)

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Olmiite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 33499
Mineral:Olmiite
Locality:N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite)
Description:Opaque crystals of pale-pink olmiite on a thin plate of manganese oxide matrix. The olmiite crystals are lustrous and fluoresces red under UV illumination.
Overall Size:19x15x12 mm
Crystals:3-5 mm
Status: For reference only
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