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Rhodochrosite

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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
NChwaning Mines, Kuruman, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.1 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm
Description

A specatcular rhodchrosite - 5cm across, all lustrous and sharp terminated and a large exposed main crystal in the center. The specimen consists only of rhodcohrosite. No matrix is at the bottom - the first photo shows the specimen with light below the specimen, the second with backlight, the third was done under daylight.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania
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