Manganite

Specimen ID: TUV-9HG

Mineral(s)
Manganite : Mn3+O(OH)
Locality
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
110mm x 54mm x 39mm
weight: 347g
Events

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Very bright and lustrous, well formed, jet-black prismatic crystals of manganite. The plate has dozens of sharp columns up to 18 mm tall, striated according to the c-axis with the typical rough flat terminations, densely covering the top of an 110 mm x 54 mm x 39 mm massive manganite matrix. Weight: 347 g. I can't see any damage with my naked eye except in the periphery. An old-time European classic from the type locality that set the standard for the species (and still does). Put on sale in the XIX century by the German dealer Dr. Adam August Krantz (1808-1872), as seen in the label that comes with it. He was then one of the foremost mineral dealers in Europe, established in Bonn from 1850 until his death. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_August_Krantz
Carles Millan - 9th December 2017

Photo added to mindat.org

Very bright and lustrous, well formed, jet-black prismatic crystals of manganite. The plate has dozens of sharp columns up to 18 mm tall, striated according to the c-axis with the typical rough flat terminations, densely covering the top of an 110 mm x 54 mm x 39 mm massive manganite matrix. Weight: 347 g. I can't see any damage with my naked eye except in the periphery. An old-time European classic from the type locality that set the standard for the species (and still does). Put on sale in the XIX century by the German dealer Dr. Adam August Krantz (1808-1872), as seen in the label that comes with it. He was then one of the foremost mineral dealers in Europe, established in Bonn from 1850 until his death. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_August_Krantz
Carles Millan - 9th December 2017

Photo added to mindat.org

Venerable original label from the German dealer Adam August Krantz (1808-1872). Very bright and lustrous, well formed, jet-black prismatic crystals of manganite. The plate has dozens of sharp columns up to 18 mm tall, striated according to the c-axis with the typical rough flat terminations, densely covering the top of an 110 mm x 54 mm x 39 mm massive manganite matrix. Weight: 347 g. I can't see any damage with my naked eye except in the periphery. An old-time European classic from the type locality that set the standard for the species (and still does). Put on sale in the XIX century by the German dealer Dr. Adam August Krantz (1808-1872), as seen in the label that comes with it. He was then one of the foremost mineral dealers in Europe, established in Bonn from 1850 until his death. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_August_Krantz
Carles Millan - 9th December 2017

Photo added to mindat.org

Very bright and lustrous, well formed, jet-black prismatic crystals of manganite. The plate has dozens of sharp columns up to 18 mm tall, striated according to the c-axis with the typical rough flat terminations, densely covering the top of an 110 mm x 54 mm x 39 mm massive manganite matrix. Weight: 347 g. I can't see any damage with my naked eye except in the periphery. An old-time European classic from the type locality that set the standard for the species (and still does). Put on sale in the XIX century by the German dealer Dr. Adam August Krantz (1808-1872), as seen in the label that comes with it. He was then one of the foremost mineral dealers in Europe, established in Bonn from 1850 until his death. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_August_Krantz
Carles Millan - 9th December 2017

Photo added to mindat.org

Very bright and lustrous, well formed, jet-black prismatic crystals of manganite. The plate has dozens of sharp columns up to 18 mm tall, striated according to the c-axis with the typical rough flat terminations, densely covering the top of an 110 mm x 54 mm x 39 mm massive manganite matrix. Weight: 347 g. I can't see any damage with my naked eye. An old-time European classic from the type locality that set the standard for the species (and still does). Put on sale in the XIX century by the German dealer Dr. Adam August Krantz (1808-1872), as seen in the label that comes with it. He was then one of the foremost mineral dealers in Europe, established in Bonn from 1850 until his death. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_August_Krantz
Carles Millan - 9th December 2017
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