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Calcite (Mn-rich) from Pachapaqui District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru

 
Calcite (Mn-rich) from Pachapaqui District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru

Calcite (Mn-rich) from Pachapaqui District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite (Mn-rich) from Pachapaqui District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru

DESCRIPTION:No. 46133
Mineral:Calcite (Mn-rich)
Locality:Pachapaqui District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru
Description:Pale-pink manganese-rich scalenohedral calcite crystals completely covering a plate of colorless quartz crystals. This variety is frequently sold by the misnomer manganocalcite. The calcite crystals have a matte luster and fluoresce orange under UV. Ex. Bob Holzer (1934-2009) collection
Overall Size:8x6x3.5 cm
Crystals:1-25 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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