Flat: 1-2" Polished Rhodochrosite Slices - 72 Pieces


This is a wholesale lot of 72 polished, Rhodochrosite stalactice slices. They range from 1-2" across and probably average about 1 1/4". They are all polished at least on one side, most on both sides.

At the wholesale cost of $360, each piece is $5 and they can easily retail for several times that on average.

Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with the chemical composition MnCO3. The crystals typically have a rosy pink to red coloration with rhombohedral cleaving in three directions. It forms from hydrothermal pockets and can be found as both crystals and in banded formations. Its color and occasional banding patterns make it a popular stone for faceting and cutting into cabochons. Premier specimens come from China, South Africa, Argentina, where it is the national mineral, and from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado.
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
72 Pieces, 1-2" wide, most around 1.25"