Olmiite (RARE color - Type Locality)

N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, KMF, Northern Cape, South Africa
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
Cabinet, 10.2 x 9.2 x 7.7 cm
Start Time: 11/17/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/26/2022 6:50:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $515

Item Description

Exceptional, RARE rich orange-red olmiite spheres are clustered and isolated on this outstanding and impressive large 360-degree specimen from the late 2000's finds at the famous Type Locality - the N'Chwaning II Mine. The scattered balls of the sparkly, translucent, densely intergrown orthorhombic crystals reach about 2.4 cm on the sculptural mounded matrix. The matrix also includes lighter colored darker looking olmiite balls. The orange-red balls have a beautiful GLOW, when backlit. See the 2017 excellent Mineralogical Record N'Chwaning mines article in Vol. 48, No. 1. Ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection. These are superior quality, richly colored olmiites from the locale. We sold him this in the early 2000s when these came out, and it was notable for the size and 3-dimensionality. Valued $2000-plus

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$515 11/26/2022 6:42:28 pm (CST)
$496 11/26/2022 6:42:16 pm (CST)
$495 11/26/2022 6:42:16 pm (CST)
$485 11/26/2022 6:39:06 pm (CST)
$475 11/26/2022 6:35:11 pm (CST)
$470 11/26/2022 6:35:11 pm (CST)
$465 11/26/2022 6:34:12 pm (CST)
$455 11/26/2022 6:34:12 pm (CST)
$445 11/26/2022 6:33:31 pm (CST)
$435 11/26/2022 6:33:30 pm (CST)
$415 11/26/2022 6:32:58 pm (CST)
$405 11/26/2022 6:28:44 pm (CST)
$401 11/26/2022 6:28:44 pm (CST)
$395 11/26/2022 6:28:12 pm (CST)
$385 11/26/2022 6:28:06 pm (CST)
$375 * 11/26/2022 6:28:00 pm (CST)
$375 * 11/26/2022 6:28:00 pm (CST)
$365 11/26/2022 6:26:41 pm (CST)
$355 11/26/2022 6:26:41 pm (CST)
$343 11/26/2022 6:26:18 pm (CST)
$333 11/26/2022 6:26:17 pm (CST)
$295 11/26/2022 6:25:28 pm (CST)
$285 11/26/2022 6:25:28 pm (CST)
$274 11/26/2022 6:24:10 pm (CST)
$264 11/26/2022 6:23:10 pm (CST)
$255 11/26/2022 6:23:10 pm (CST)
$254 11/26/2022 6:21:45 pm (CST)
$244 11/26/2022 6:21:44 pm (CST)
$235 11/26/2022 6:05:40 pm (CST)
$225 11/26/2022 6:05:40 pm (CST)
$203 11/26/2022 5:56:17 pm (CST)
$198 11/26/2022 5:56:16 pm (CST)
$168 11/26/2022 5:53:47 pm (CST)
$158 11/26/2022 3:28:45 pm (CST)
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$106 11/25/2022 9:01:03 pm (CST)
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$95 11/25/2022 8:01:40 pm (CST)
$85 11/19/2022 10:40:46 pm (CST)
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$65 11/19/2022 3:51:08 pm (CST)
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$40 11/19/2022 3:50:54 pm (CST)
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$30 11/19/2022 3:50:31 pm (CST)
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$20 11/19/2022 10:28:11 am (CST)
$15 11/19/2022 10:28:11 am (CST)
$10 11/19/2022 3:50:44 am (CST)
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