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Kutnohorite

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Kutnohorite

Ex J & S Mommers Collection

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Description
Locality: 
North Mine Opencut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 3 × 1.6 cm
Description

A group of acicular tuffed kutnohorite crystals from North Mine, pale pink in colour grading to brown at the base due to sturtite inclusions.

Kutnohorite from Broken Hill has been shown to be an intergrowth of mangaoan calcite and rhodochrosite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kutnohorite

Formula: 
Ca(Mn,Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Poličany, Kutná Hora (Kuttenberg), Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic
Earthstones Australia

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