Saneroite (ultra rare - nr. Type Locality)

Molinello Mine, Genova Prov., Liguria, Italy
Miniature, 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 04/01/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2010 6:35:42 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

The famous Molinello Mine is a small manganese mine famous for rare and unusual species of Mn, As, V and others. Saneroite is an ultra rare hydrated sodium, manganese, vanadium silicate found in only three localities worldwide! The Type Locality is nearby. Lustrous, translucent, burnt-orange saneroite microcrystals richly cover matrix on this excellent and very rich example of this extremely rare species.

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