Manganocalcite (fluorescent)
Large Cabinet, 18.3 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm
Huanzala Mine, Dos De Mayo Province, Huanuco Dept., Peru
Ex. Tom Wolfe
A gorgeous "hedgehog" like specimen with a blastingly intense fluorescence, and rich deep pink color in normal light as well. Totally covering one side of the matrix are clusters of spiky, translucent, pink colored, manganocalcite crystals to 5 cm in length. The crystals fluoresce a bright orange color. A very large and dramatic specimen, overall, that just has more 3-dimensional pizzazz than most from here. An older piece (1980s or 1990s), from the Tom Wolfe calcite collection.
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