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Higashizawa Mine

Kami-Kasuo, Kanuma city, Tochigi pref., Japan

Source for manganese


Length: 5 mm. A rhodonite crystal. The left side is the termination. The crystal exhibits triclinic habit.

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

Rhodonite from this location was described in 1965.

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