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a hard, brittle, silver-grayish metallic element of seventh group of the Periodic System with the symbol Mn. An element mainly responsible for pink to red color in mineral and gemstones such as rhodonite, morganite, spessartite garnet, and rhodochrosite. Used in many alloys and in steel industry. Manganese epidote, piemontite.

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(2009). manganese. In: Manutchehr-Danai, M. (eds) Dictionary of Gems and Gemology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72816-0_13837

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