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366  Rhodochrosite
N'Chwaning I mine, N'Chwaning mines, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa  
small-cabinet  5.5 x 4 x 2.6 cm

From a January, 1976 find.

Imported and offered for sale in at the 1976 Tuscon show by Julius and Miriam Zweibel.

ex. Fred Keidel collection (1976-1985)
ex. Univeristy of Maryland Mineralogical Museum (1985-1995)
(Deaccessed to Cal Graeber)
ex. Wally Mann collection (1992-2005)
to me via Dr. Robert Lavinsky

Mineral enthusiasts will be familiar with the names of The Zweibels, and Cal Graeber. Apparently, Fred Keidel (deceased) was a collector by avocation, who was employed as an egineer by DuPont, and who donated a number of fine minature specimens to the Univerisity for display, as mentioned in this edition of the Univeristy of Delaware Messanger.

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Photos courtesy of/©2005 The Arkenstone.

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