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Calcite Rhodonite & Goethite

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Calcite Rhodonite & Goethite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
NChwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2.2 × 1.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.90cm
Weight: 
11.00gr
Description

An aesthetic Calcite, Rhodonite & Goethite specimen from N'Chwaning II Mine. This is a very beautiful little specimen filled with small crystals.  This specimen is fluorescent in three colours...

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Rhodonite

Formula: 
MnSiO3
Strunz: 
9.DK.05
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Kaiser Franz Mine (König Wilhelm Mine), Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz), Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Goethite

Formula: 
α-Fe3+O(OH)
Strunz: 
4.00.
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Hollertszug Mine (Hollerter Zug Mine), Dermbach, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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