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Rhodonite

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Description
Locality: 
Valgraveglia Mine, Reppia, Ne, Graveglia Valley, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.5 × 2 cm
Description

A rare rhodonite specimen from the now closed Gambatesa Mine in Liguria. This specimen has one surface coated with translucent orange-red platelets to about 3mm.

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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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