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Rhodochrosite

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Rhodochrosite
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Rhodochrosite
Perfect quality, rhodochrosite crystals cluster, from N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa; Size 41 х 25 х 20 mm
Copyright: pegmatite; Contribution: pegmatite
Location: Südafrika/Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz/Kalahari Manganese Field/Kuruman/N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines)
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1510981940
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Rhodochrosite

Perfect quality, rhodochrosite crystals cluster, from N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa; Size 41 х 25 х 20 mm

Copyright: pegmatite
Contribution: pegmatite 2017-11-18
Locality: N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines) / Kuruman / Kalahari Manganese Field / Nordkap (Northern Cape), Provinz / Südafrika
Rhodochrosit
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Rhodochrosit
Rhodochrosit, Bildbreite 3,5 mm, Grube Wolf, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rheinland-Pfalz.
Copyright: kraukl; Contribution: si-sucher
Collection: si-sucher
Location: Deutschland/Rheinland-Pfalz/Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Kreis/Herdorf/Grube Wolf
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1373874039
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Rhodochrosit

Rhodochrosit, Bildbreite 3,5 mm, Grube Wolf, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rheinland-Pfalz.

Collection: si-sucher
Copyright: kraukl
Contribution: si-sucher 2013-07-15
Locality: Grube Wolf / Herdorf / Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Kreis / Rheinland-Pfalz / Deutschland
Fluorit, Rhodochrosit
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Fluorit, Rhodochrosit
Größe: 60x45x25 mm; Fundort: Steve's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Copyright: Dan Weinrich; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: USA/Colorado/Park Co./Alma District/Sweet Home Mine
Mineral: Fluorite, Rhodochrosite
Image: 1325514783
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Fluorit, Rhodochrosit

Größe: 60x45x25 mm; Fundort: Steve's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA

Copyright: Dan Weinrich
Contribution: slugslayer 2012-01-02
Locality: Sweet Home Mine / Alma District / Park Co. / Colorado / USA
Rhodochrosite
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Rhodochrosite
FOV = ca 25 mm; Uchuchacqua Mine; Peru
Copyright: Andreas Schmid; Contribution: Andreas Schmid
Collection: Andreas Schmid
Location: Peru/Lima, Region/Oyon, Provinz/Uchucchacua Mine
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1464864518
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Rhodochrosite

FOV = ca 25 mm; Uchuchacqua Mine; Peru

Collection: Andreas Schmid
Copyright: Andreas Schmid
Contribution: Andreas Schmid 2016-06-02
Locality: Uchucchacua Mine / Oyon, Provinz / Lima, Region / Peru
Rhodochrosit
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Rhodochrosit
BB: ca. 11 mm, Rhodochrosit xx, Grube Hollerterzug, Herdorf
Copyright: Harald Biecker; Contribution: Harald Biecker
Collection: Harald Biecker
Location: Deutschland/Rheinland-Pfalz/Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Kreis/Herdorf/Grube Hollerter Zug
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1678624365
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Rhodochrosit

BB: ca. 11 mm, Rhodochrosit xx, Grube Hollerterzug, Herdorf

Collection: Harald Biecker
Copyright: Harald Biecker
Contribution: Harald Biecker 2023-03-12
Locality: Grube Hollerter Zug / Herdorf / Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Kreis / Rheinland-Pfalz / Deutschland
Rhodochrosit xx, Fluorit x
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Rhodochrosit xx, Fluorit x
Rhodochrosit xx, Fluorit x, Siderit xx, BB 3,0 mm, Grube Clara, Oberwolfach, Sammlung Kh. Grosch
Copyright: Karlheinz Grosch; Contribution: Karlheinz Grosch
Collection: Karlheinz Grosch
Location: Deutschland/Baden-Württemberg/Freiburg, Bezirk/Ortenaukreis/Oberwolfach/Grube Clara
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
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Rhodochrosit xx, Fluorit x

Rhodochrosit xx, Fluorit x, Siderit xx, BB 3,0 mm, Grube Clara, Oberwolfach, Sammlung Kh. Grosch

Collection: Karlheinz Grosch
Copyright: Karlheinz Grosch
Contribution: Karlheinz Grosch 2024-03-31
Locality: Grube Clara / Oberwolfach / Ortenaukreis / Freiburg, Bezirk / Baden-Württemberg / Deutschland

You find additional specimen at the Geolitho Museum

Collectors Summary

Color rosa, rot, pink, braun, weiß, gelblich-grau
Streak color weiß
Lustre Glasglanz, Spaltfläche Perlmuttglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 3.5 - 4
Cleavages vollkommen {1011}, teilbar {0112}
Fracture uneben, muschelig
Solubility +++ Säuren
Crystal System trigonal, R3c

Additional information / Summary

Auführliche Informationen zur Geschichte, zu Fundstellen, zur Verwendung etc. sind im

zu finden.

Chemism

Chemical formula

Mn(CO3)

Chemical composition

Mangan, Kohlenstoff, Sauerstoff

Unit weight: 114.9471199 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 5

Info

Empirical formula:

Mn(CO3)

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Carbon

C

10.45

1

20.00

12.0107800

12.0107800

Oxygen

O

41.76

3

60.00

15.9994300

47.9982900

Manganese

Mn

47.79

1

20.00

54.9380499

54.9380499

Analysis wt%

FeO : 1.16, MnO : 59.11, CO2 : 37.89 (Ref: Dana, 7th ed. 2)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

5.AB.05

5: Carbonate (Carbonate, Nitrate)
A: Carbonate ohne weitere Anionen, ohne H2O
B: Alkali-Erden- (und andere M2*) Carbonate
05:Calcit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

V/B.02-050

V: NITRATE, CARBONATE UND BORATE
B: Wasserfreie Carbonate [CO3] 2-, ohne fremde Anionen
2: Calcit-Gruppe

Classification by Hölzel

5.AB.160

5: CARBONATES NITRATES ARSENITES SULFITES SELENITES TELLURITES IODATES
A: Carbonates (-Anions -Water)
B: Carbonates: hexagonal or trigonal
1: Calcite-Group

Dana 8th edition

14.01.01.04

14: Anhydrous Carbonates
01: Anhydrous Carbonates with Simple Formula A+ CO3
01: Calcite Group (Trigonal: R-3c)

IMA status

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Calcite group

Optical Properties

Color

rosa, rot, pink, braun, weiß, gelblich-grau

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

durchscheinend

Lustre

Glasglanz, Spaltfläche Perlmuttglanz

max. Birefringence

0.213

Birefringence chart\! Rhodochrosite title=Birefringence chart Rhodochrosite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

1.810

RI value γ / ε

1.597

Ri mean

1.737

2V angle

Uniaxial (-)

Absorption

O > E

Pleochroism

schwach

Optical Data Luminescence

Color LW-UV (365nm)

 

rot

Color SW-UV (254nm)

 

rot

SW-UV Other Colors

 

rosa

Most Common Activator

Mn2+

Other Activators

Nd3+

Afterglow (Persistant Luminescence)

keine Daten

Crystallography

Crystal System

trigonal

Class (H-M)

3m

Space Group number

167

Space Group

R3c

Cell parameters a (Å)

4.73

Cell parameters b (Å)

-

Cell parameters c (Å)

15.51

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

3.279

Cell parameters c/b

-

Z

6

Volume (ų)

300.514

Crystal structure

Wen Liang, Lin Li, Rui Li, Yuan Yin, Zeming Li, Xiqiang Liu, Shuangmin Shan, Yu He, Yong Meng, Zengsheng Li, Heping Li: Crystal structure of impurity-free rhodochrosite (MnCO3) and thermal expansion properties. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals Vol. 47, Nr. 2 (2020) Art.-Nr. 9.

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

3.66(30),
2.84(100),
2.39(20),
2.172(20),
2.000(20),
1.770(30),
1.763(30),
1.533(10)

XRD chart Rhodochrosite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

3.5 - 4

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

160 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

3.72 (berechnet) 3.7 (gemessen)

3.811 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleavages

vollkommen {1011}, teilbar {0112}

Fracture

uneben, muschelig

Tenacity

spröde

Radioactivity

keine

Instability

+++ Säuren

Chemical Properties and Tests

löst sich in warmer Salzsäure unter Aufbrausen, schmilzt vor dem Lötrohr nicht, wird aber rissig und färbt sich grünlichgrau

Preface

Occurrences

in Hydrothermaladern und metamorphe Gesteine sedimentären Ursprungs

Author (Name, Year)

Hausmann, 1813

Relevance, Usage

Manganerz

Additional Information

Rhodochrosit hat seinen Namen von griech. rhodon (`Rose`) und chroma (`Farbe`).

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Rhdochrosit
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Rhdochrosit
Banjarmasin, Süd-Borneo. Indonesien. BB: 11cm.
Copyright: Doc Diether; Contribution: Doc Diether
Collection: Doc Diether
Location: Indonesien/Borneo (Kalimantan)/Süd-Kalimantan (Kalimantan Selatan), Provinz/Martapura/Kabupaten Banjar/Banjarmasin
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
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Rhdochrosit

Banjarmasin, Süd-Borneo. Indonesien. BB: 11cm.

Collection: Doc Diether
Copyright: Doc Diether
Contribution: Doc Diether 2019-10-10
Locality: Banjarmasin / Kabupaten Banjar / Martapura / Süd-Kalimantan (Kalimantan Selatan), Provinz / Borneo (Kalimantan) / Indonesien
Rhodochrosit (r), Spessartin (g), Tephroit (fleischfarben) und Braunit (schw)
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Rhodochrosit (r), Spessartin (g), Tephroit (fleischfarben) und Braunit (schw)
Alp Tanatz, Splügen, Rheinwald, Kreis; Hinterrhein, Bezirk; Graubünden, Schweiz. 7x5cm. Polierte Platte.
Copyright: Doc Diether; Contribution: Doc Diether
Collection: Doc Diether
Location: Schweiz/Graubünden, Kanton/Viamala, Region/Rheinwald, Gemeinde/Splügen/Alp Tanatz
Mineral: Braunite, Rhodochrosite, Spessartine, Tephroite
Image: 1516376102
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Rhodochrosit (r), Spessartin (g), Tephroit (fleischfarben) und Braunit (schw)

Alp Tanatz, Splügen, Rheinwald, Kreis; Hinterrhein, Bezirk; Graubünden, Schweiz. 7x5cm. Polierte Platte.

Collection: Doc Diether
Copyright: Doc Diether
Contribution: Doc Diether 2018-01-19
Locality: Alp Tanatz / Splügen / Rheinwald, Gemeinde / Viamala, Region / Graubünden, Kanton / Schweiz
Rhodochrosit- und Hausmannit-Äderchen
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Rhodochrosit- und Hausmannit-Äderchen
(Rosa und schwarz). Furtschellas, Piz Corvatsch, Engadin, Graubünden, Schweiz. 7x5cm.
Copyright: Doc Diether; Contribution: Doc Diether
Collection: Doc Diether
Location: Schweiz/Graubünden, Kanton/Maloja, Region/Sils im Engadin (Segl)/Piz Corvatsch/Furtschellas
Mineral: Hausmannite, Rhodochrosite
Image: 1516215893
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Rhodochrosit- und Hausmannit-Äderchen

(Rosa und schwarz). Furtschellas, Piz Corvatsch, Engadin, Graubünden, Schweiz. 7x5cm.

Collection: Doc Diether
Copyright: Doc Diether
Contribution: Doc Diether 2018-01-17
Locality: Furtschellas / Piz Corvatsch / Sils im Engadin (Segl) / Maloja, Region / Graubünden, Kanton / Schweiz

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Rhodochrosit
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Rhodochrosit
Grube Bindweide, Steinebach; Bildbreite: 5,6 mm.
Copyright: Matthias Reinhardt; Contribution: Matthias Reinhardt
Collection: raritätenjäger
Location: Deutschland/Rheinland-Pfalz/Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Kreis/Steinebach (Sieg)/Grube Bindweide
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1611951661
Rating: 8.8 (votes: 5)
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Rhodochrosit

Grube Bindweide, Steinebach; Bildbreite: 5,6 mm.

Collection: raritätenjäger
Copyright: Matthias Reinhardt
Contribution: Matthias Reinhardt 2021-01-29
Locality: Grube Bindweide / Steinebach (Sieg) / Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Kreis / Rheinland-Pfalz / Deutschland
Rhodochrosit (Anschliff)
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Rhodochrosit (Anschliff)
FO.: Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá, Provinz Catamarca, Argentinien / Stufengröße: 12,3 x 10,1 cm
Copyright: Hrouda; Contribution: Hrouda
Collection: Hrouda
Location: Argentinien/Catamarca, Provinz/Andalgalá, Departamento/Capillitas Mine
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1599772126
Rating: 9 (votes: 1)
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Rhodochrosit (Anschliff)

FO.: Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá, Provinz Catamarca, Argentinien / Stufengröße: 12,3 x 10,1 cm

Collection: Hrouda
Copyright: Hrouda
Contribution: Hrouda 2020-09-10
Locality: Capillitas Mine / Andalgalá, Departamento / Catamarca, Provinz / Argentinien
Rhodochrosit
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Rhodochrosit
Auerbach, Grube Leoni, BB 5mm
Copyright: Georg Prock; Contribution: Gepro
Collection: Georg Prock
Location: Deutschland/Bayern/Oberpfalz, Bezirk/Amberg-Sulzbach, Landkreis/Auerbach in der Oberpfalz/Grube Leonie
Mineral: Rhodochrosite
Image: 1596526677
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Rhodochrosit

Auerbach, Grube Leoni, BB 5mm

Collection: Georg Prock
Copyright: Georg Prock
Contribution: Gepro 2020-08-04
Locality: Grube Leonie / Auerbach in der Oberpfalz / Amberg-Sulzbach, Landkreis / Oberpfalz, Bezirk / Bayern / Deutschland

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 5 (2003), 590.

Iván A. Reyes, Mizraim Flores, Elia G. Palacios, Hernán Islas, Julio C. Juárez, Martín Reyes, Aislinn M. Teja, Cristóbal A. Pérez: Kinetics of the Thermal Decomposition of Rhodochrosite. Minerals Vol. 11, Nr. 1 (2021) Art.-Nr. 34.

Carl A. Francis, James W. Hagadorn: Signature Specimen: The Alma King Rhodochrosite at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Rocks & Minerals Vol. 98, Nr. 5 (2023) S. 461-467. | DOI: 10.1080/00357529.2023.2213606

IMA group assignments


 
 
CaCO3
trigonal
R3c

 
 
(Ni,Mg,Fe2+)CO3
trigonal
R3c

 
 
MgCO3
trigonal
R3c

 
 
CdCO3
trigonal
R3c

 
 
Mn(CO3)
trigonal
R3c

 
 
Fe2+CO3
trigonal
R3c

 
 
ZnCO3
trigonal
R3c

 
 
CoCO3
trigonal
R3c

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Rodochrozit

Polish

Rodochrozyt

Spanish

Rodocrosita

Romanian

Rodocrozit

Finnish

Rodokrosiitti

Hungarian

Rodokrozit

Russian

Родохрозит

Hebrew

רודוכרוזיט

Japanese

菱マンガン鉱

Simplified Chinese

菱锰矿

Alternative Name

German

Blättriges Rotmanganerz

Carbonate of Manganese

German

Diallogit

Spanish

Diallogita

Diallogite

German

Dialogit

Spanish

Dialogita

English

Dialogite

German

Dichter Rothstein

German

Himbeerspat

German

Himbeerspath

Inca Rose

German

Kohlensaures Mangan oxydul

German

Luftsaures Braunsteinerz

Manganese Spar

Manganspat

German

Manganspath

Latin

Manganum acido aëro mineralisatum

Latin

Manganum ochraceum rubrum

French

Manganèse oxydé carbonaté

French

Oxide de manganèse couleur de rose

Raspberry Spar

German

Rhodochrolit

Spanish

Rhodochrolita

Rhodochrolite

Spanish

Rhodochrosita

Rhodocrosite

Italian

Rodocrosite

German

Rosenspath

German

Rother Braunsteinerz

Rothspatch

Swedish

Rothspath

Strmite

German

Strömit

Spanish

Strömita

Italian

Strömita

Strömite

Torrensite

Villaurite

亞根庭紅紋

Simplified Chinese

钙菱锰矿

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Rds

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) oTyY_ZXUvEGJ3x5qBa0Q9w
GUID (Global unique identifier) FD983CA1-D495-41BC-89DF-1E6A05AD10F7
Database ID 3264