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Bustamite & Manganese

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Bustamite & Manganese

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Description
Locality: 
NChwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.6 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
5.00cm
Weight: 
163.00gr
Description

A heavy piece but lovely with all the layers. Bustamite on Manganese makes this piece nicely colour contrasted.  The Bustamite is good for cutting.  A good specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Bustamite

Formula: 
CaMn2+(Si2O6)
Strunz: 
9.DG.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
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