6.4" Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slice - Argentina

 
This is a 6.4" wide rhodochrosite stalactite slice, collected from the Santa Rita Mine in Argentina. The portion of this mine that produced these types of banded rhodochrosite specimens, was mined out decades ago. The banding of this specimen is beautifully defined and contains wonderful coloring. The specimen has been cut but has NOT been polished.

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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Rhodochrosite
LOCATION
Santa Rita Mine, Capillitas, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
6.4" wide, 5" tall
CATEGORY
ITEM
#61723