Pink Rhodochrosite Crystals on MatrixSKMF 044

A layer of botryoidal, pink rhodochrosite crystals on matrix

Measurements:  42 x 30 x 17 mm

Description:  A layer of botryoidal, sparkling pink rhodochrosite crystals on a matrix (partial geode) of rhodochrosite and manganite. There are bits of manganite scattered on the rhodochrosite.

The small area on to side of the layer of crystals, is a natural pressure mare. The specimen appears to be undamaged, and has been trimmed at the bottom to display better, in a horizontal  position.  

Weight of Specimen:  28.4 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 044  


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