MANGANO CALCITE CRYSTALS
An aesthetic specimen of Mangano Calcite Crystals. Also known as Manganoan Calcite. Well formed fluorescent crystals rest atop the main matrix, which is covered with smaller mangano calcite crystals. A pale pink in daylight and with good Pink fluorescence showing under Longwave UV light. This specimen is mounted to enhance display on a perspex pad.
6.9cm x 6.3cm 4.2x cm, 137g.
A calcite rich in manganese. Calcite, which gets its name from chalix the Greek word for lime, is a most amazing and yet, most common mineral. It is one of the most common minerals on the face of the Earth, comprising about 4% by weight of the Earth’s crust and is formed in many different geological environments. It is just the right amount of manganese and sometimes Lead which helps calcite fluoresce Pink.