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Rhodonite

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Description
Locality: 
El Salvador Mine, Diego de Almagro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm
Description

Very well formed crystals of rhodonite on matrix and over crystals of quartz. This is a new specia for the El Salvador MIne.

Mineral Data
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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

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