Specimen #1540

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: 5.4 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm


Acquired: 2009-06-25

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: A stunning ball of crazy-colored, bubblegum-pink, manganoan calcite on a crust of hematite and more more calcite from the famous Wessels Mine. This is a highly unusual and rare color for this mildly translucent ball. Older material from the 1970s or 80s. Ex Rob Smith Collection. No fluorescence.

Minerals: Calcite (CaCO3) Manganocalcite

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Manganoan Calcite, Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa - 5.4 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm