Stunning large chunk of pale pink Mangano Calcite Mineral Specimen. Sparkling botryoidal and triangular formations mounted on a perspex pad.
10.2cm x 8.5cm x 8.7cm, 495g.
Krushev dol Mine, Madan, Bulgaria.
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.