Mineralpedia Details for Manganvesuvianite
Named for the relationship to vesuvianite and for the dominance of manganese in the chemical composition. A rare mineral found in South Africa at the Wessels mine as crystals in veins and vugs, and at the N’Chwanning II mine, the type locality, as a rock forming mineral in association with grossular and xonotlite. Also found in the Harstigen mine in Varmland, Sweden. Manganvesuvianite forms as red to lilac and black prismatic crystals.
Ref. Minerals and their Localities, Bernard, J.H. and Hyršl, J. (2004)
Manganvesuvianite from N'Chwaning II mine, Kalahari Mn fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Dark cherry red prismatic, exceptional crystals to 2mm.