Rhodochrosite Crystals on Matrix - SKMF 041

Sparkling rhodochrosite crystals on matrix

Measurements:  33 x 21 x 23 mm

Description:  Sparkling orangy-red rhodochrosite crystals scattered on a layer of pink rhodochrosite crystals, all on a matrix of rhodochrosite and manganite. 

The specimen appears to be undamaged. It has been trimmed at the bottom, to display better, in an upright position, roughly like in bottom left photograph.

Weight of Specimen:  21.0 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 041

US $ 150

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