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Hausmannite On Baryte

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Hausmannite On Baryte

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Description
Locality: 
Morgenstern Quarry, Oehrenstock, Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 5.1 × 4.2 cm
Description

Superb specimen from the hausmannite type locality!. It features groups of lustrous black pseudoctahedral crystals with granny surfaces due to parallel growths and contact twins on {112}, on a matrix of white barite blades.

Found by German collector Manfred Fabig (DE) on August 24th/1991.

Ex. Manfred Fabig #335.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hausmannite

Formula: 
Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Strunz: 
4.BB.10
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Oehrenstock (Öhrenstock), Langewiesen, Ilmenau District, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White

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