4.5" Rhodochrosite Stalactite Section - Gorgeous

 
This is a gorgeous, polished stalactite end-cut of rhodochrosite from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina. The face of this specimen has been polished to a mirror-like finish, with the back side of the specimen remaining rough and in its natural form. A large section of the exterior mineralization has been broken away from this specimen. The edge of this specimen has been cut flat, allowing for aesthetic presentation without the need for a 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
LOCATION
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
4.5 x 4.3 x 1.5"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#114246