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Kanoiri Mine

Kusagyu, Kanuma city, Tochigi pref., Japan


Field of view: 50 mm. A group of granular rhodochrosite crystals. The pink grains are rhodochrosite. The crystals with large cleavage surfaces at the upper left of this photograph is rhodonite.

Recovered from a chert-hosted bedded manganese deposit subjected to Albite-Epidote-hornfels facies contact metamorphism.

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