3.8" Polished Banded 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. Comes with an acrylic display stand.
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.