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Gageite & Rhodochrosite

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Gageite & Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm
Description

Brown fibrous crystals of gageite, a rare Mn Inosilicate, associated with minor pink lustrous rhodochrosite crystals, from the Wessels Mine (South Africa). It is a good sample, with good crystals and rich for species.

Ex. Johann Muizebelt specimen, who bought it in 1991.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gageite

Formula: 
Mn21(Si4O12)2O3(OH)20
Strunz: 
9.DH.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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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