Rhodochrosite Crystals on Rhodochrosite and Manganite MatrixSKMF 036


Druse of rhodochrosite crystals on rhodochrosite, on matrix



Measurements:  45 x 24 x 20 mm

Description:  A druse (22 x 13 mm) of very small, sparkling, rhodochrosite crystals with beautiful, gemmy, reddish-orange terminations (possibly 2nd generation growth - see close-up on upper right image), sit on a thin layer of rhodochrosite which, in turn, sits on a manganite matrix. 

The only damage appears to be on the edges of the druse.

Weight of Specimen:  38.1 g

Chemical Composition:  Mn2+(CO3)   (rhodochrosite)  
                               
        Mn3+O(OH)  (manganite) 


Hardness on Mohs Scale:   (rhodochrosite)  3                  
                                            (manganite)  4    

Location:  N'Chwaning 2, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman area, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SKMF 036

US $ 100

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