1.8" Manganvesuvianite Crystals - South Africa

This is an outstanding cluster of lustrous manganvesuvianite (manganese-rich vesuvianite) crystals on a red-black matrix. The entire specimen measures 1.8" wide and was collected from the N'Chwaning Mine in the Kalahari Manganese Fields of Kuruman, Africa.

Manganvesuvianite is a deep red-black, manganese-rich variety of normally greenish vesuvianite. These tetragonal silicate crystals are exemplified by the type locality from the N'Chwaning Mine in the Kalahari Manganese Fields of South Africa. Manganvesuvianite shares physical characteristics with vesuvianite--both appear as well-terminated prismatic crystals--but thier colors are significantly different.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Manganvesuvianite
LOCATION
N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
SIZE
1.8 x 1.1"
ITEM
#220047