$150,000 "Black Beauty" Manganite specimen to be auctioned


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Of the various Manganite groups known, the one seen here is arguably in the top 5. Single crystals run riot over the upper surface of a massive Manganite/Pyrolusite matrix, with thin layers of the original wall rock visible on the absolute bottom of the specimen.

Tannins linger on the palate, with overtones of plum and ripe gooseberry.


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Sweat emanates enticingly from flushed skin; a momentary silence.

Wait, what?


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Bid on the heulandite is up to $21.00. A Boingboing bounce?


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This stuff is why I got into geology. Of course no one tells you that you never get to actually find all the pretty minerals in perfect crystals like you see in the books.


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Jesus, it’s not a rock, Marie. It’s a mineral.


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