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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 60958
Mineral:Olmiite with Calcite and Oyelite
Locality:N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite)
Description:Distinct individual translucent pink olmiite crystals to 12 mm on white oyelite crystals in hemispherical aggregates to 1.5 mm with scattered lustrous transparent colorless calcite crystals to 2 mm. The olmiite crystals have a thin white coating.
Overall Size:4x3.5x2 cm
Crystals:micro to 12 mm
Status: For reference only
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