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Rhodochrosite

$450.00   €427  £360.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32524
Cherry red, gemmy Rhodochrosite crystals are an iconic species from the N'Chwaning mines within the Kalahari Manganese Field of South Africa and consequently become unaffordable to many collectors.  If you still hanker for a nice example, this, despite being more a micro-mount than thumbnail, is a lovely example priced at $450.  Covering a very thin plate of black manganese-rich matrix, perfectly formed, gemmy, cherry red Rhodochrosite crystals form a splayed radiating cluster with crystals to about 8 mm tall.  Some terminations are perfect, some are slightly chipped, the latter being par for the course, but overall, a delightful tiny example from this most classic of localities.

Details

Dimensions
1.2 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Rhodochrosite

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