Olmiite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Chwanning III Mine, near Kuruman, Northern Cape Province, South Africa    <br /><br />1 3/4" across <br /><br />It is a perfect sphere of olmeite. Most olmeite specimens from Kuruman are only hemispheres. It has been photographed under artificial light. In sunlight, the piece fades to salmon orange. I value this piece very highly because the shape is different from the shape of thousands of other specimens of South African olmeite. It is a complete sphere.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was traded from Robert Lavinsky during a visit to his gallery in Dallas, Texas during mid 2012.   I trade it out to Professor Stephen Smale during a visit to Hong Kong in January 2016. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Matthew Webb collection and photo </p>

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