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MD-261461
Braunite
Cabinet, 11.4 x 5.8 x 5.8 cm
Oehrenstock (Ohrenstock), Schorte valley (Schurde), Ilmenau, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany
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Sharp, lustrous, pyramidal to subhedral crystals of braunite are scattered in the vuggy matrix of massive braunite on this old-time, 19th century specimen from the historic co-Type Locality - Oehrenstock, Ilmenau, Germany. Oehrenstock is an ancient manganese mining area and this is very rich solid manganese ore. Ex. Harvard Collection with a rarely preserved original museum label, and then the George Elling Collection. Weighs 847 grams or nearly 1.9 pounds.