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Calcite var. Manganocalcite from Manaoshan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

 
Calcite var. Manganocalcite from Manaoshan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Calcite var. Manganocalcite from Manaoshan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Calcite var. Manganocalcite from Manaoshan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Calcite var. Manganocalcite from Manaoshan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Calcite var. Manganocalcite from Manaoshan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite var. Manganocalcite from Manaoshan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

DESCRIPTION:No. 55738
Mineral:Calcite var. Manganocalcite
Locality:Manaoshan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
Description:Translucent scalenohedral calcite crystals to 45 mm with epitactic overgrowth of parallel flattened rhombohedral pale-pink calcite crystals to 15 mm across. The pink coloration is due to manganese impurities.
Overall Size:11x8x8 cm
Crystals:5-45 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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