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1.9" Rhodochrosite Skull - Argentina
This is a gorgeous, polished skull that was formed from a banded rhodochrosite formation that was collected from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina. The skull has been polished to a matte-finish.
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.