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Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Galena and Pyrite

#PD31190

Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Galena and Pyrite

#PD31190
Availability
Sold
Size
11 x 7.5 x 4 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
American Tunnel, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
carbonate

A large pink rhombohedral crystal to 1.3cm on edge perched perfectly at the center with several smaller crystals within the same vug lined with drusy Quartz. An excellent, showcase specimen without damage.

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
Phillips Collection

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