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Rhodonite

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Description
Locality: 
San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huallanca, Ancash Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3.3 × 3 cm
Description

Deep pink coloured Rhodonite on a sulphide rich matrix. The Rhodonite is mostly comprised of Bladed well terminated crystals which have a good lustre. There are also a few small, water clear Quartz crystals dotted around the piece.

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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