Ferroan Bannisterite with rhodonite & calcite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY:  Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">4" tall </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Broken Hill is renowned for its unusual suite of manganese-bearing silicate species including ferroan bannisterite. It reaches its ultimate development at Broken Hill, New South Wales and this is one of the finest examples of the species. It is featured on page 69 of "Wilensky Fine Minerals" - Volume 4. <br /><br />The illustrated specimen was not cleaned in the two editions of "Minerals of Broken Hill". Fortunately, this piece was cleaned before its photo for "Wilensky Fine Minerals - Volume 4" was taken. Just a minor clean does make such a difference to mineral specimen esthetics.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This piece was formerly in the collection of Albert Chapman.  He sold it to Warren Somerville and he resold it to Robert Sielecki in late 2004.  Robert resold it to me at the Tucson Show in 2006. I traded it out to Stuart Wilensky during a visit to the United States in March 2012.  Stuart resold it to a private collector.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Photo by Stuart Wilensky</p>

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