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Aragonite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

 
Aragonite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Aragonite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Aragonite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Aragonite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Aragonite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

DESCRIPTION:No. 72053
Mineral:Aragonite
Locality:N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Description:Rare specimen of aragonite from the Kalahari Manganese Field with color varying from translucent white to pale-yellow. The aragonite formed in planar aggregates of sub-parallel crystals and fluoresces bright orange under SW UV illumination. Collected ca. 1980
Overall Size:6.5x5x3 cm
Crystals:1-2 mm
Status: For reference only
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