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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
NChwaning I Mine, Kuruman, North Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3.1 × 2.2 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Weight: 
36.00gr
Description

A fantastic blood red Rhodochrosite Crystal from N'Chwaning I, Northern Cape, South Africa. Taken out 2014. The specimen has fine terminated gemmy crystals. This parcel was taken out October 2014. Very little came out! A torch was used to show the translucent terminated crystals.

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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