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Hauerite & Limonite

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Hauerite & Limonite

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Locality: 
Destricella Mine, Raddusa, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm
Description

Hauerite is a very rare manganese sulfide, and this is an exceptionally large and sharp octahedron, modified with with typical cubic faces. It measures to almost 1.8 cm on edge, has good metallic luster and a dark chocolate brown colour which due to a surface alteration from hauerite to limonite which is the norm apparently for hauerite crystals from this locale

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hauerite

Formula: 
MnS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Kalinka, Vígľašská Huta - Kalinka, Detva Co., Banská Bystrica Region, Slovakia
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