manganese spar

manganese spar
noun

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Mineral. rhodonite or rhodochrosite.
[1815-25]

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manganese spar noun
Rhodochrosite
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Main Entry:manganese

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manganese spar,
= rhodonite. (Cf.rhodonite)

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