- N'Chwaning II mine
- Kalahari Manganese Field
- Northern Cape Province
- South Africa
- 4.0 by 3.0 by 2.7 cm – Thumbnail specimen (fits into a 3 cm cube)
Kutnohorite is a calcium manganese carbonate mineral, with the dolomite crystal structure, first found at Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The mineral name (abstracted in Bukowský, 1903) has alternated between kutnohorite and kutnahorite in the literature, but the original author did use an "o". This is a nice example, showing a radiating aggregate looking more like a vegetable than a mineral. From the 2007 find. The color is better than most, and certainly too strong to be called "pastel".
Item code: MS0896
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