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Santacalarite is a hydrous calcium manganese silicate, named after the county of its type locality. The mineral name santaclaraite first appeared in its crystal structure report (Ohashi & Finger, 1981); its complete description followed years later (Erd & Ohashi, 1984).

Santaclaraite forms tan cleavages to 3 mm in iron stained chert matrix. This specimen was part of the Charles Trantham (1936-2020) personal collection. Trantham's personal collection card (actually a glassine envelope) and his label accompany the piece; Trantham collected the piece alongside Al McGuinness in 1975.

Price: $45

Item code: MS1623

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