2.45" Polished Banded Rhodochrosite Slab - Argentina
This is a gorgeous, polished slice of a rhodochrosite stalactite, collected from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina.
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.