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1.8" Sparkly Rhodochrosite Crystals - Kuruman, South Africa
This is a sparkly, vibrant pink cluster of Rhodochrosite crystals from the N'Chwaning II Mine in the Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. A exceptionally nice specimen. The entire piece measures 1.8 x 1.15 x 1"
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with them chemical composition MnCO3. The crystals typically have a pink-red coloration and cleaves with rhombohedral cleaving in three directions. It forms from hydrothermal pockets and can be found as both crystals and in banded formations.