Hausmanite and Andradite Garnets with (?)Calcite - SKMF 043

Hausmanite and andradite garnets with calcite

Measurements:  43 x 35 x 25 mm

Description:  A specimen consisting of hausmanite crystals and andradite garnets with bits of (?)calcite. 

The only notable damage is to the edges of the specimen. 

Weight of Specimen:  59.3 g

Chemical Composition:
  Mn2+Mn3+2O4   (hausmanite)  
                                       Ca3Fe32+(SiO4)3   (andradite garnet) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (hausmanite)  5.5
                                          (andradite garnet)  6.5-7

Location:  N'Chwaning 2 mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman Area, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SKMF 043

US $ 65

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