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Pyroxmangite

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Pyroxmangite

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Locality: 
Sunnyside Mine, Bonita Peak, Gladstone, San Juan County, Colorado, United States of America
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 8 × 6 cm
Description

 This specimen of pyroxmangite is speckled with shalerite and a couple of chalcopyrite crystals. Pyroxmangite was identified in the Sunnyside back in 1978. Before that time it was thought to be rhodonite and is called that by many, yet today. The pink color provides an interesting contrast with the sulfides.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyroxmangite

Formula: 
MnSiO3
Strunz: 
9.DO.05
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
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