Neimeng, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
14.8x 12.5x 9.2 cm
A very large fan shaped cluster of pink manganocalcite from a new find. A limited number of specimens from this find were first debuted by a couple Chinese dealers at Tucson 2011, and by the end of the show all of them had been sold.
This is a fairly large, damage free example with good color.
Within the last year, this very promising area in Inner Mongolia has produced a number of new finds, including spectacular ilvaite, these manganocalcites, arsenopyrite, and dark andradite garnets.... given the species being found, one could almost call it China"s version of Dal"Negorsk.
These manganocalites seem to have been a one-time find, the ilvaites, andradites and arsenopyrites and have continued to come out, but I have seen no additional examples of this material.