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285  Rhodochrosite on Manganite
N'Chwaning I mine, N'Chwaning mines, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa  
miniature  4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

I'm in scalenohedral heaven! The crystals are not the largest (to about 3mm), but they are sharp, very gemmy, and of a gorgeous deep red, accented with black where the Manganite matrix almost pokes through. The display face is almost completely covered. I hope I never have to declare a favorite between the Sweet Home mine and N'Chwaning. As a collector of Rhodochrosites, these are surely the two premeire localities on the planet... that we know of yet, anyway!


Photos ©2005 Richard Geiger

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Mineral Occurances

Manganite06.01.03.01     go     webmineral     mindat
Rhodochrosite14.01.01.04     go     webmineral     mindat


created: 2004-12-04 00:55:25;    modified: 2020-02-09 13:12:00

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