2" Polished Rhodochrosite "Egg" - Argentina
This is a small, unique, hand-polished Rhodochrosite breccia egg. The Rhodochrosite comes from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina and exhibits beautiful pink banding.
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.