1/2" Rhodochrosite Cabochon Pair

This is a pair of stunning, .5" wide rhodochrosite cabochons. The rhodochrosite was collected from the Capillitas Mine in Argentina and has been polished to a glossy finish. These cabochons would be perfect for jewelry making, primarily for earrings as they are a matched pair.

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
.5" each
CATEGORY
ITEM
#171308