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Hausmannite

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Hausmannite is a relatively rare manganese oxide and without doubt is a rare mineral within the British Isles.  The species was famously found at Wyndham Pit at Bigrigg in west Cumbria and has become a highly sought-after classic.  This fine miniature is a solid mass of black manganese ore, of a dull light grey, but rich in black granular Hausmannite and, more rarely, lustrous metallic black Hausmannite crystals to about 3 mm wide, clearly displaying their pyramidal tetragonal habit.  A fine example of this seldom seen species from Wyndham Pit.  See ‘Minerals of Northern England’ by R. F. Symes and B. Young (2008) for a good account of this occurrence.

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Dimensions
4.8 × 6.4 × 3.8 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides, Rare Minerals
Locality
Wyndham Pit, Bigrigg, Cumbria, England

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Hausmannite

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