Sparkling Rhodochrosite CrystalsSKMF 003

Sparkling pink, botryoidal rhodochrosite crystals

Measurements:  39 x 32 x 14 mm

Description:  Sparkling pink rhodochrosite crystals on a matrix of rhodochrosite and manganite (see photograph on right). Minimal damage to the edges of specimen.

Weight of Specimen:  23.7 g

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

Hardness on Mohs Scale:   (rhodochrosite)  3.5 - 4                 
                                           (manganite)  4

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

Specimen Code:  SKMF 003


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