Rhodochrosite Crystals on Manganite - SKMF 034

Sparkling orangy-red rhodochrosite crystals on drusy rhodochrosite, on matrix

Measurements:  51 x 36 x 22 mm

Description:  A sparkling combination of orangy-red rhodochrosite crystals (possibly 2nd generation growth, up to about 1 mm long - see close-up view upper right image) on drusy, dark pink rhodochrosite. These, in turn, sit on a manganite matrix. 

The back of the specimen is mainly manganite. The specimen has very little damage.  

A really lovely specimen!

Weight of Specimen:  47.1 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 034

US $ 125

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