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Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite and Gageite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

 
Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite and Gageite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite and Gageite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite and Gageite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite and Gageite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite and Gageite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite and Gageite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

DESCRIPTION:No. 72124
Mineral:Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite and Gageite
Locality:N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Description:Lustrous translucent vivid-pink rhombohedral rhodochrosite crystals to 2.5 mm with translucent brown platy hexagonal leucophoenicite crystals to 7 mm with fibrous tan-colored gageite microcrystals in crevices. Originally acquired ca. 1990
Overall Size:4x3.5x2.5 cm
Crystals:micro to 2.5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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