Rhodochrosite on Matrix - SKMF 005

Minute rhodochrosite crystals in geodes and semi-geodes, on matrix

Measurements:  63 x 43 x 25 mm

Description:  A two-sided specimen with semi-geodes lined with minute botryoidal rhodochrosite crystals with a pink to light lavender colouring, on matrix. 

The specimen comes from a pocket that was found in January 2014 at the N'Chwaning 1 mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields.

There is some damage to the edges of the geodes and semi-geodes.

Weight of Specimen:  62.4 g

Chemical Composition:  MnCO3  (rhodochrosite)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (rhodochrosite)  

Location:  N'Chwaning 1 mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman area, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SKMF 005



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