53 mm Manganoan "sandwich" Calcite from Fujian

$ 34.99

ID20734

Location:

Liancheng Mn deposit, Longyan, Fujian, China

Size: 22x53x35 mm (37,2 gr)

Description

Fantastic Manganoan "sandwich" Calcite

These crystals are from a new find in 2021. The crystals are prismatic crystals of Calcite with hexagonal shapes and marked zones. And because of their look, they are known as Sandwich Calcites.

Manganoan is a variety of calcite rich in manganese, which gives the mineral a pink color. The pink color is barely visible, in the center between the two zones of white calcite.

Under long-wave UV light, these Calcites are highly fluorescent with a beautiful rich orange glow.