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Rhodochrosite with Pyrite

#PD32430

Rhodochrosite with Pyrite

#PD32430
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 4 x 4 cm - Miniature 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Butte dist., Silver Bow Co., Montana, United States
Tagged
carbonate

Faint pink rhombs of Rhodochrosite to 6mm laced with aggregates of Pyrite. Nice specimen - good looking but not as good as the photos show.

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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