Manganoan Calcite (fluor) on Kutnohorite

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari MN field, South Africa
Toenail, 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 07/28/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/18/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Fascinating and very attractive spheres of pink Manganoan Calcite that grew as a crust on Kutnohorite crystals. The Mn-Calcite has a lovely crusy sparkly, nice color, and brilliant fluorescence. The largest of the spheres is 2.7 cm front to back, and 2 cm from edge to crease. Much of the Kutnohorite below has been dissolved away, but some does remain. A very unusual, and quite striking, specimen.

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