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Calcite-Kutnohorite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

 
Calcite-Kutnohorite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite-Kutnohorite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

DESCRIPTION:No. 50094
Mineral:Calcite-Kutnohorite
Locality:Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Description:Several sprays of translucent pale-pink calcite-kutnohorite crystals. Calcite and kutnohorite crystals form a solid-solution series and cannot be easily distinguished. The fluorescence under UV illumination indicates at least some Mn-rich calcite. Ex. George Elling; ex.Charlie Key collection
Overall Size:4x3x2.5 cm
Crystals:15-30 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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