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Rhodochrosite Caryopilite & Gageite

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Rhodochrosite Caryopilite & Gageite

Charles Trantham Estate (1936-2020), Clive Quiet label
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Description
Locality: 
Kuruman, Kalahari, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm
Description

Nice pink crystal clusters of rhodochrosite on caryopilite matrix with fibrous gageite.   

From the estate of noted California collector and dealer Charles Trantham, retaining a retail label from Clive Quiet.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

Caryopilite

Formula: 
(Mn,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Strunz: 
9.ED.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg district, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden

Gageite

Formula: 
Mn21(Si4O12)2O3(OH)20
Strunz: 
9.DH.35
Crystal System: 
Triclinic Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
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