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

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  1. robulus

    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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