Nchwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa
Miniature, 3.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:03:35 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An EXCELLENT cluster of two, bowtie-like balls of very glassy and gemmy, rose-brown to tan, elongated orthorhombic crystals of olmiite from the NEW, Fall 2008 find at the famous Nchwaning II Mine of South Africa. The balls rest on a hidden shard of matrix. This is a stellar example from this find. Olmiite was formerly known as poldervaartite, prior to recent extensive testing. MUCH, MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!

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