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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 55365
Mineral:Olmiite
Locality:N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite)
Description:Hemispherical aggregates of translucent lustrous pink-beige olmiite crystals on black Mn-oxide matrix. The surfaces of the olmiite aggregates are composed of lustrous crystal faces. Shows strong pink color under incandescent illumination.
Overall Size:3.5x3x3 cm
Crystals:4-5 mm
Status: For reference only
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