Sparkling Rhodochrosite Crystals in Semi-Geode - SKMF 047

Sparkling pink, botryoidal rhodochrosite crystals in semi-geode

Measurements:  35 x 30 x 26 mm

Description:  A lovely specimen of sparkling pink, botryoidal rhodochrosite crystals in a semi-geode of pink rhodochrosite and manganese mix. 

The specimen has been trimmed at the back, to display better. It has limited damage.

Weight of Specimen:  25.1 g

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

Hardness on Mohs Scale:   (rhodochrosite)  3.5 - 4                                                                                    (manganite)  4

Location:  N'Chwaning 2, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman area, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SKMF 047


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