6.6" Polished Rhodochrosite Slab - Santa Rita Mine, Argentina
This is a large, 6.6" wide, polished, rhodochrosite slab from the famous Santa Rita Mine in Argentina. Beautiful coloration and patterning.
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.