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Pyroxmangite

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Pyroxmangite

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Description
Locality: 
Sunnyside Mine, Bonita Peak, Gladstone, San Juan County, Colorado, United States of America
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.1 × 6.6 × 4.4 cm
Description

Known as sunnyside pink, it was thought to be rhodonite until testing proved it to be pyroxmangite in 1976.

Lapidarists still refer to it as rhodonite and make attractive cabs from it.

Bands of shalerite course though the specimen.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Pyroxmangite

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