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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

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

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Aragonite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Aragonite from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

DESCRIPTION:No. 79854
Mineral:Aragonite
Locality:N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Description:Lustrous translucent aragonite crystals with color varying from white to pale-yellow. The aragonite formed in planar aggregates of parallel crystals and fluoresces bright orange under UV illumination. A rare aragonite specimen from N'Chwaning. Originally acquired ca. 1980
Overall Size:6.5x5x3 cm
Crystals:1-2 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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