3.55" Polished Vibrant Pink Rhodochrosite Specimen - Argentina

This is a gorgeous, polished rhodochrosite stalactite specimen, collected from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with the chemical composition MnCO3. The crystals typically have a rosy pink to red coloration with rhombohedral cleaving in three directions. It forms from hydrothermal pockets and can be found as both crystals and in banded formations. Its color and occasional banding patterns make it a popular stone for faceting and cutting into cabochons. Premier specimens come from China, South Africa, Argentina, where it is the national mineral, and from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado.
FOR SALE
$295 $265
DETAILS
SPECIES
Rhodochrosite
LOCATION
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
3.55 x 2.8 x 2.8"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#263501