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Mineral Specimen No. 81281:
Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

This mineral specimen Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Description of Mineral Specimen for sale No. 81281:

Mineral Species: Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite.
Location of origin: N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.
Description: Lustrous translucent pink calcite crystals in 25 mm spherical formation over brown manganese ore. The calcite crystals are colored pink by manganese, causing them to fluoresce orange under LW-SW UV illumination, commonly known as manganoan calcite. No damage. Ex. Marshall Sussman; new find in 2021.
Overall size: 25x25x23 mm.
Size of individual crystals: 8-12 mm
Price: $450 net (plus shipping).

Mineral Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Detail view of mineral Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Detail view of mineral Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Detail view of mineral Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Detail view of mineral Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Photographs Above: daylight illumination.
Photograph Below: UV illumination with 254 nm shortwave (SW) ultraviolet illumination. Click here to see more fluorescent minerals
Shortwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Photograph Below: UV illumination with 365 nm longwave (LW) ultraviolet illumination. Click here to see more fluorescent minerals
Longwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

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