Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.0 X 4.5 X 3.0 cm
A beautiful example of this rare manganese mineral – which only comes from 3 mines in the world! This olmiite features very desirable color and aesthetics. The prominent crystal is complete all around, with one area of lighter colored contact on the back. Very striking – backlights very well. A staff pick!
Photo by Invenio Fine Minerals
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