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Rhodochrosite on Natrolite

#BM40827

Rhodochrosite on Natrolite

#BM40827
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
Tagged
carbonate

Cabinet specimen with a 3.5cm area loaded with dark red rhombic crystals of Rhodochrosite to 2mm. With the Rhodochrosite is a group of white to colorless prismatic crystals of Natrolite to 3cm, Aegerine and Albite. Excellent specimen.

Rhodochrosite

Formula
MnCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Columnar, Botryoidal 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
pinkish red, red, rose red, yellowish gray, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
McConlogue Collection

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