.7" Polished Rhodochrosite Egg - Argentina

This is a tiny, unique, hand-polished Rhodochrosite egg. The Rhodochrosite comes from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina and exhibits beautiful pink banding.

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
.7" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#100438