Manganoan Calcite (fluor) on Kutnohorite

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Toenail, 3.3 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 6:30:00 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 across. The Kutnohorite below is completely intact, which is not always the case. A very unusual, and quite striking, specimen.

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