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The wheatsheaf form of rhodochrosite is likely the most desired of all. Although this form does occur in other parts of the world it is the manganese fields of the Kalahari that are best known for them. Most occur in various shades of red to reddish orange, with distinct whitish central “bands”. This specimen is the only pink one I have ever seen. The specimen is complete save for one contact on one crystal at the periphery. This specimen would compliment any collection. Ex Dr W S Logan Collection and illustrated in his book on page 141.
Locality: Nchwaning Mine, Near Kuruman, Northern Cape Province South Africa
Composition: Manganese Carbonate