4.2" Polished Rhodochrosite Skull - Argentina

 
 

This is a beautiful, piece of vibrant, banded Rhodochrosite which has been carved and polished into a skull shape. The skull measures 4.3" deep, 2.8" wide and 3.5" tall. A very unique piece.

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
4.3 x 2.8 x 3.5"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#78067