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Rhodonite & Bustamite

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Rhodonite & Bustamite

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Description
Locality: 
Eniovche Mine, Ardino, Kardzhali Province, Bulgaria
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
13.4 × 9.7 × 1.4 cm
Weight: 
405.00gr
Description

Very nice cut and polished plate of pink rhodonite with brownish bustamite and black manganese oxides.

Hard to photograph details. Much better in nature.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

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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