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Manganosite & Zincite

Ted Bartels collection
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Locality: 
Franklin Mine, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 2.7 × 2.8 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small miniature specimen with some rich areas of dark green manganosite with dark red zincite and a few franklinite crystals. This is a very rich, and heavy specimen of manganosite from Franklin. Ted Bartels collection from Ewald Gerstmann stock. 

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Manganosite

Formula: 
MnO
Strunz: 
4.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.5
Streak: 
Brown
Type Locality: 
Kaiser Franz Mine (König Wilhelm Mine), Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz), Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Zincite

Formula: 
(Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)O
Strunz: 
4.AB.20
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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