4.1" Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slice - Collector Specimen


This is a gorgeous, polished, rhodochrosite stalactiteslice from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina. This specimen has been polished on both sides and has a desirable dark pink color with excellent banding around the edges and a pyrite rind.

This specimen 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Rhodochrosite & Pyrite
LOCATION
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
4.1 x 3.7", .2" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#63153