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Rhodonite Pyrolusite & Spessartine

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Rhodonite Pyrolusite & Spessartine

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Description
Locality: 
Ampanihy, Tuléar Province, Madagascar
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.2 × 7 × 1.2 cm
Description

Nice slice of pink-red rhodonite with black pyrolusite and a bit of orange-brown spessartine. Cut and polished.

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

Pyrolusite

Formula: 
MnO2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Hardness: 
2.0 - 6.5

Spessartine

Formula: 
Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Strunz: 
9.AD.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.5 - 7.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Sommer quarry, Wendelberg, Haibach, Aschaffenburg, Spessart, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
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