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Manganosite

Oxide mineral

Manganosite is a rare mineral composed of manganese(II) oxide MnO. It was first described in 1817 for an occurrence in the Harz Mountains It has also been reported from Langban and at Franklin Furnace, New Jersey , Kyrgyzstan

It occurs in manganese nodules. It also occurs as alteration of manganese minerals such as rhodocrosite during low oxygen metamorphism

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

2.16

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Adamantine
Dull

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic