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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 79856
Mineral:Rhodochrosite with Leucophoenicite, Gageite, Brucite
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 star-shaped leucophoenicite crystals to 1 mm, fibrous tan-colored gageite microcrystals, and a group on the right end of brucite crystals to 7 mm. The leucophoenicite was identified based on morphology by Bruce Cairncross, author of Minerals of South Africa (1995). Originally acquired ca. 1980
Overall Size:4x3.5x2.5 cm
Crystals:micro to 2.5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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