2.6" 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.
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
2.6 x 2.4", .25" thick