Akatoreite locality. Ex Geoff Thomas Collection. Specimen is 70x57x28mm. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.
7142 JL 2687 Akatoreite, Rhodonite, Pyrolusite, Akatore Creek, Clutha District, Otago Region, South Island, New Zealand
ex Joan Lamond Collection, ex Museum Victoria, collected by Neville Cook in 1983. 18mm wide. Labelled as Mount Titiroa but there is doubt about the locality, especially with brown akatoreite present. More likely Akatore Creek....
Slab 116mm wide. Shown in normal light and backlit. Unidentified black manganese mineral, possibly pyrolusite. Backlit photo shows a band of translucent cherty material. Click on the images below for higher resolution versions.
Type Locality. Microscopic green spots on pink rhodonite.
7432 JL1659 Bannisterite, Rhodonite, Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales
Black bannisterite showing typical platy crystals, with small rhodonite crystals. Specimen measures 13mm high. Ex Joan Lamond Collection.
Black franklinite, pink rhodonite and red fluorescent colourless calcite. Width of view 10mm. UV photo using a Convoy S2+. Click on the images below for a higher resolution version.