Olmiite (Type Locality) ex. Key Coll.

Nchwaning Mine, Kalahari, South Africa
Large Cabinet, 15.4 x 10.8 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2009 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/10/2009 7:33:44 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A HUGE, BEAUTIFUL, sparkling plate of the mineral formerly known as poldervaartite, now reclassified as the new species olmiite. Large specimens were uncommon when these first came out 3-4 years ago, and this is one Charlie had apparently just salted away. It is big, flashy, and colorful - worthy of some value on its own merit aside from the fact that it is a significant rarity of a new species. ex. Charlie Key Collection, which I purchased a few years ago now. Valued at $4000-5000 - a fact which shouldnt change because a second pocket was recently hit and produced more material. However, the new stuff is slightly different, not the same habit or style as this plate.

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