Rhodochrosite on Matrix - SKMF 053

Lavender to pink, botryoidal rhodochrosite crystals on matrix

Measurements:  82 x 51 x 20 mm

Description:  Minute, sparkling botryoidal rhodochrosite crystals with a pink to light lavender colouring, on a flattish piece of matrix. Image upper right shows the view from above, when it is on a flat surface. There are bits or brownish clay towards the edges.

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

There is no notable damage to the specimen.

Weight of Specimen:  78.9 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 053

US $ 20

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