Olmiite (Type Locality) Ed David Coll.

N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari manganese field, South Africa
4.8 x 4.0 x 3.8 vm
Start Time: 07/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2020 6:40:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $472

Item Description

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RARE two color stacked Olmiite balls on this sculptural miniature from the famous Type Locality - the N'Chwaning II Mine. A RARE 2.1 cm red ball aesthetically rests atop a larger typical pinkish-orange ball, which is separated by a manganite layer from the section of another ball on the bottom. The spheres are composed of densely intergrown, lustrous, translucent, orthorhombic crystals, which GLOW, when backlit. They were originially thought to be Poldervaartite, a very rare Ca analogue of Olmiite, a Mn-rich silicate. The new Olmiite species was not approved until 2006. The platy manganite ore on the back adds character. The Ed David label indicates he bought the specimen prior to 2006. Ed was Science Advisor to President Nixon and assembled several world-class collection before he passed away in 2017. It comes with a custom made and engrave lucite base valued at $145, for free. An outstanding, rare and excellent two color olmiite from the locale. Valued at $2000.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
rhodesian $472 08/06/2020 6:30:17 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $462 08/06/2020 6:25:15 pm (CDT)
MountainMan* $452 08/06/2020 6:24:52 pm (CDT)
rhodesian* $452 08/06/2020 6:24:52 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $442 08/06/2020 6:24:35 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $432 08/06/2020 6:24:35 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $422 08/06/2020 6:21:58 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $412 08/06/2020 6:21:42 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $403 08/06/2020 6:21:42 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $396 08/06/2020 6:21:28 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $386 08/06/2020 6:21:28 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $385 08/06/2020 6:21:05 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $375 08/06/2020 6:21:04 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $365 08/06/2020 6:20:42 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $355 08/06/2020 6:20:42 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $345 08/06/2020 6:20:22 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $335 08/06/2020 6:20:22 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $325 08/06/2020 6:20:14 pm (CDT)
MountainMan $315 08/06/2020 6:20:14 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $305 08/06/2020 6:19:50 pm (CDT)
davd $295 08/06/2020 6:19:04 pm (CDT)
crow777 $285 08/06/2020 6:18:54 pm (CDT)
davd $282 08/06/2020 6:18:54 pm (CDT)
crow777 $272 08/06/2020 6:11:47 pm (CDT)
crow777 $262 08/06/2020 6:11:27 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $252 08/06/2020 5:37:10 pm (CDT)
crow777 $250 08/06/2020 5:37:10 pm (CDT)
crow777 $242 08/06/2020 5:37:01 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $232 08/06/2020 5:37:01 pm (CDT)
crow777 $222 08/06/2020 5:36:54 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $212 08/06/2020 5:36:54 pm (CDT)
crow777 $200 08/06/2020 4:49:55 pm (CDT)
rockwoman $190 08/06/2020 4:49:55 pm (CDT)
crow777 $160 08/06/2020 3:39:51 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $150 08/06/2020 3:39:51 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $140 08/06/2020 1:32:00 am (CDT)
ericanastasio $130 08/06/2020 1:32:00 am (CDT)
rhodesian $110 08/06/2020 1:31:23 am (CDT)
ericanastasio $100 08/06/2020 1:31:23 am (CDT)
rhodesian $90 08/06/2020 1:31:15 am (CDT)
ericanastasio $80 08/06/2020 1:31:15 am (CDT)
rhodesian $60 08/03/2020 2:13:38 pm (CDT)
davd $50 08/03/2020 2:13:38 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $45 08/02/2020 2:05:49 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $40 08/02/2020 2:05:49 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $35 08/01/2020 3:03:35 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $30 08/01/2020 3:03:35 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 08/01/2020 12:33:59 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.