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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)

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. 54011
Mineral:Olmiite
Locality:N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite)
Description:Hemispherical aggregate of translucent lustrous pink-beige olmiite crystals with minor Mn-oxide matrix on the base. The surfaces of the olmiite aggregates are composed of lustrous crystal faces. Shows strong pink color under incandescent illumination.
Overall Size:26x20x15 mm
Crystals:1 mm
Status: For reference only
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