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Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

 
Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite from Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

DESCRIPTION:No. 42827
Mineral:Calcite var. Manganoan Calcite
Locality:Erma Reka Mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Description:Very large cluster of translucent pink calcite crystals that fluoresce orange under SW UV. The calcite crystals are scalenohedral form with rhombohedral terminations. The pink color is due to manganese impurities, commonly labeled as manganoan calcite.
Overall Size:20x14x9 cm
Crystals:1-5 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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