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Rhodonite

Steven Phillips collection
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Description
Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.9 × 1.3 × 0.6 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with really exceptional bladed crystals of rhodonite in several cavities of the matrix with quartz crystals. Don't let my poor photos tell the story... this sample must be seen to be appreciated fully! From the Steve Phillips collection of Franklin District micromounts and rarities. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rhodonite

Formula: 
MnSiO3
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kaiser Franz Mine (König Wilhelm Mine), Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz), Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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