• Manganese-bearing Calcite (Manganoan Calcite)
  • Manganese-bearing Calcite (Manganoan Calcite)
  • Manganese-bearing Calcite (Manganoan Calcite)
  • Manganese-bearing Calcite (Manganoan Calcite)
Calcite

Manganese-bearing Calcite (Manganoan Calcite)

$750.00   €685  £570.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC12361
A superb triangular group of delicate candy-pink manganese bearing Calcite crystals from the Madan ore field in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria.  The crystals are smooth and glassy, with a silky-satin lustre, making this a fine specimen for display.  Although the pink is a delicate shade, it is a good colour for Madan, whose Manganoan Calcites often tend to be a more ethereal pink, with much less pigment than this specimen.  The central composite crystal culminates in a perfect and damage-free trigonal termination, with all prism faces displaying attractive horizontal striations.

Details

Dimensions
11.4 × 8.8 × 4.6 cm
Categories
Calcite, Carbonates
Locality
Madan Ore Field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Cobaltoan Calcite

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