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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite & Pyrite

#51120

Rhodochrosite with Fluorite & Pyrite

#51120
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Sweet Home mine, near Alma, Park Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
carbonate

Both sides contain a 4-5mm Rhodocrosite crystal. It is associated with needle Quartz, purple Fluorite, and Pyrite.

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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