4.5" Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slice - Crystalline Pattern

This is a gorgeous, high-quality, polished, rhodochrosite stalactite slice from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina. This specimen has been polished on both sides and has a desirable dark pink color with an unusual crystalline pattern to it. There is a rind of pyrite around the edges of the slice.

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.
Rhodochrosite & Pyrite
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
4.5 x 3.4", .35" thick