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English: Ettringite
Locality: N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: miniature, 5 x 2.3 x 2 cm
Ettringite
This is a single, fat crystal from this new pocket. It exemplifies the qualities of this find: translucency, shimmering surface lustre, and unusual tapering form. It has a pastel lemon-yellow color. It is hard to explain or convey in pictures, but there is a certain ethereal quality to these specimens that makes the crystals look "soft" and unusual compared to most other large crystalline species. And, this is a rather large example for this species. Unlike some others here, it seems to have a slight brown tinge to it on a few edges, from perhaps iron staining.
Deutsch: Ettringit
Fundort: N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Nordkap , Südafrika (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 5 x 2.3 x 2 cm
Date before March 2010
date QS:P,+2010-03-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+2010-03-00T00:00:00Z/10
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/new2010/Ettringite-Kalahari-Namibia-49mm_0690.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Ettringite&page=2
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creator QS:P170,Q56247090

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