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Rhodochrosite

#44975

Rhodochrosite

#44975
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Emma mine, Butte dist., Silver Bow Co., Montana, United States
Tagged
carbonate

Nice pink rhombic crystals from 1-3mm. Rhodochrosite from the Butte district is hard to obtain on the market these days. The Emma mine was probably the better producer of the mineral. This specimn was collected by Chris van Laer in 1986.

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
Chris van Laer Collection

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