- N'Chwaning II mine
- Kalahari Manganese Field
- Northern Cape Province
- South Africa
- 6.5 by 3.9 by 3.0 cm – Small cabinet specimen (under 10 cm)
Armbruster et al. (2002) described manganvesuvianite as a new mineral from South Africa. Manganvesuvianite is the manganese analog of vesuvianite. The mineral is deep red, here forming a solid vuggy mass of crystals. The mineral forms tetragonal prisms to 6 mm on this specimen. The crystals have two prism forms, so they are eight sided in cross section. The intensity of the red color makes the specimen appear nearly black, but under the microscope the true color is visible. Difficult to obtain and attractive! This is ex Charlie Key collection material.
Item code: MS0910
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