4.5" Sparkling Botryoidal Rhodochrosite w/ Bladed Hematite - Mexico
This is a gorgeous aggregations of sparkling rhodochrosite crystals that are tightly packed together and naturally associated with blades of hematite. The specimen was collected from the Santa Eulalia mining district of Chihuahua, Mexico and including the oxide matrix, measures 4.5" wide.
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 & Hematite
Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia Mining District, Chihuahua, Mexico
Entire Specimen: 4.5 x 3"