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Schizolite

#54546

Schizolite

#54546
Availability
Sold
Size
2.1 x 1.8 x 0.6 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
NaCaMnSi3O8(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Wessels mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Mn fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

This mineral specie has some history. It was thought to be Rhodochrosite then thought to be a new mineral called Marshallsussmanite (sp?), then finally redescrided as an old mineral called Schizolite. There is a lot more to it than that. It's all the cleavable pink. It is rare.

Schizolite

Formula
NaCaMnSi3O8(OH) 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
bladed 
Luster
Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous 
Color
pale red or pink to brownish 
Fracture
Splintery 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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