2" Polished Rhodochrosite Section - Argentina

This is a gorgeous, polished section of a rhodochrosite stalactite, collected from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina. The back side of this specimen has been left in its rough state.

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
LOCATION
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
2 x 1.1", up to .25" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#232507