Rhodochrosite on Matrix - SKMF 052

Minute rhodochrosite crystals in geodes and semi-geodes, on matrix

Measurements:  57 x 35 x 23 mm

Description:  A specimen with a semi-geode and small geode lined with minute, sparkling botryoidal rhodochrosite crystals with a pink to light lavender colouring, on matrix. 

The specimen comes from a pocket that was found in January 2014 at the N'Chwaning 1 mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields.

Some of the crystals are damaged, and there is also damage to the edges.

Weight of Specimen:  25.8 g

Chemical Composition:  MnCO3  (rhodochrosite)

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (rhodochrosite) 

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

Specimen Code:  SKMF 052



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