Specimen #1312

Name: Manganoan Calcite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Wessels Mine (Wessel's Mine), Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 6.1 x 5.0 x 3.0 cm


Acquired: 2009-03-09

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: A beautiful , robust pink colored specimen of solid manganoan calcite, which fluoresces a lovely orange under ultraviolet light by the way. This is a really attractively formed specimen of this calcite varietal which is common for this mine…was common, once, anyhow.

Minerals: Calcite (CaCO3) Manganocalcite

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Manganoan Calcite, Wessels Mine, Kalahari, South Africa - 6.1 x 5.0 x 3.0 cm