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Rhodochrosite with Lithiophyllite & Dickinsonite

#51108

Rhodochrosite with Lithiophyllite & Dickinsonite

#51108
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Branchville, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, United States
Tagged
carbonate

Pink thick plates or rhombs protruding from matrix with the phosphates of Lithiophyllite (salmon) & Dickinsonite (green).

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.

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