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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: 
10.3 × 8.8 × 0.8 cm
Weight: 
140.00gr
Description

Large rhodonite specimen from the type locality. The pinkish area is rhodonite and the brownish area is tephorite. The specimen is sawed, one side is polished.

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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