Geodes with Sparkling Rhodochrosite Crystals - SKMF 039

Geodes with sparkling rhodochrosite crystals

Measurements:  47 x 33 x 20 mm

Description:  Exposed geodes consisting of aggregates of tiny, sparkling rhodochrosite crystals with a light lavender colouring. The matrix is unknown to us.

The only notable damage is to the edges. 

This specimen was found at the N'Chwaning 1 mine in January 2014. It displays well on a flat surface.

Weight of Specimen:  26.8 g  

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

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

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

Specimen Code:  SKMF 039


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