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RM2116   Rhodochrosite

Moanda Mine, Moanda, Léboumbi-Leyou, Haut-Ogooué, Gabon

Druse of very elongated scalenohedral rhodochrosite crystals, with flattened rhombohedral terminations. They have an intense colour, brilliance, transparent to translucent. On a matrix of manganese oxides. A classic and lost locality from which it is currently very difficult to obtain good size samples like this that came out in the 1970s and early 1980s and no more has been found. With old label.

Size: 11.4 x 10.2 x 5.3 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.
Found in ±1980.

Classic locality