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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 60896
Mineral:Olmiite on Calcite
Locality:N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite)
Description:Lustrous translucent pink-tan olmiite crystals to 7 mm on a plate of transparent colorless scalenohedral calcite crystals to 3 mm over an earlier generation of tan-colored olmiite crystals. The main group of olmiite crystals are prismatic crystal form.
Overall Size:3x2.5x2 cm
Crystals:1-7 mm
Status: For reference only
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