3-Sided Rhodochrosite Specimen on MatrixSKMF 045

3-sided display specimen of rhodochrosite crystals on matrix

Measurements:  86 x 68 x 50 mm

Description:  A beautiful 3-sided specimen consisting of aggregates of tiny, sparkling rhodochrosite crystals with a pinkish to light lavender colouring, in geodes and semi-geodes. The matrix, with patches of yellowish clay, is unknown to us. 

The specimen has a few small nicks and damage to the edges. 

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

Weight of Specimen:  280

Chemical Composition:   MnCO3  (rhodochrosite)  

Hardness on Mohs Scale:   (rhodochrosite)  3.5 - 4    

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

Specimen Code:  SKMF 045

US $ 300

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