Sparkling Rhodochrosite Crystals on Manganite and Rhodochrosite Matrix - SKMF 037

Gemmy, sparkling rhodochrosite crystals on rhodochrosite and manganite matrix

Measurements:  47 x 43 x 20 mm

Description:  Beautiful, sparkling, gemmy rhodochrosite crystals on drusy rhodochrosite, together with some minute, gemmy calcite crystals, sit on a mixture of manganese and rhodochrosite. 

The only damage appears to be on the edges. The bottom right photograph shows the back of the specimen.

Weight of Specimen:  36.8 g

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


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

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

Specimen Code:  SKMF 037

US $ 120

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