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.