1.4" Vibrant Pink Rhodochrosite - Wutong Mine, China

This is a 1.4" wide piece of intense, red-pink rhodochrosite from the Wutong (Wudong) Mine in Guangxi, China. It's in massive form with no crystal faces present. Tiny pyrite crystals can be found interspersed throughout the rhodochrosite.

It has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with them chemical composition MnCO3. The crystals typically have a pink-red coloration and cleaves with rhombohedral cleaving in three directions. It forms from hydrothermal pockets and can be found as both crystals and in banded formations.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Rhodochrosite & Pyrite
LOCATION
Wutong Mine (Wudong Mine), Liubao, Guangxi, China
SIZE
1.4 x 1.15"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#231573