7" Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slice - Large Specimen

 

This is a large, 7" wide, polished, rhodochrosite stalactiteslice from the famous Santa Rita Mine in Argentina. This specimen has some areas of pyrite replacement and a nice banding around the edges. The thickness varies from .15" to .35" thick

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.
FOR SALE
$195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Rhodochrosite & Pyrite
LOCATION
Santa Rita Mine, Capillitas, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
7 x 3.2", Varies in thickness, up to .35" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#78051