Manganoan Calcite

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374 Manganoan Calcite – 19g & 29x23x20mm – also called Manganocalcite, is a variety of Calcite rich in Manganese, which gives the mineral a pink colour. The amount of Manganese in Mangano Calcite varies with locality, becoming redder with a higher proportion of Manganese. The mineral forms a solid solution series between Calcite and Rhodochrosite (with which it is sometimes confused).

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