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    Rhodochrosite
    N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa

    "A cluster of deep red transparent pointed rhodochrosite crystals with a few tiny black manganite? crystals. Bought this specimen in Kuraman [sic] from the well contractor Viljoen. The scale under the image is an inch with a rule at one cm."
    - Rock H. Currier

    Trick question: Buy a Savings bond or buy a Hotazel Rhodochrosite? Which has the better return on investment? Which is prettier? Which one can you show off to your soon-to-be-jealous friends? Ask your 'kitchen cabinet' if this is right for you. There is a custom acrylic base thrown into the mix as a bonus.
    Overall Measurements: 1.6 x 1.2 x 1.0 inches (4.0 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: RHC #7088, acquired 1977
    MinID HTJ-W1D

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    26th Monday
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