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Rhodonite & Tephroite

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Rhodonite & Tephroite

Type Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Kaiser Franz Mine, Schävenholz, Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony - Anhalt, Germany
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 8.1 × 1 cm
Weight: 
127.00gr
Description

Large nice specimen with pinkish red rhodonite and brownish tephroite from the type locality.

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

Tephroite

Formula: 
Mn2+2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AC.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic Forms short prismatic crystals.
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
Pale gray
Type Locality: 
Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
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