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Calcite (Mn-rich) from Mina el Potosí, Santa Eulalia District, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

 
Calcite (Mn-rich) from Mina el Potosí, Santa Eulalia District, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite (Mn-rich) from Mina el Potosí, Santa Eulalia District, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 46205
Mineral:Calcite (Mn-rich)
Locality:Mina el Potosí, Santa Eulalia District, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
Description:Pale-pink transparent calcite crystals with flattened rhombohedral form and silky surface luster. The pink color is caused by manganese impurities (often mislabeled as the obsolete manganocalcite). The calcite fluoresces orange under UV illumination. Ex. Bob Holzer (1934-2009) collection
Overall Size:30x25x18 mm
Crystals:4-11 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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