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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite

#AH51480

Rhodochrosite with Fluorite

#AH51480
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 3 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Wuzhou, Guangxi, China
Tagged
carbonate

Red crude rhombic crystals of Rhodochrosite to 1cm with just a bit of light purple Fluorite. The red is a little too red in the photos, but still as good as it gets even for Chinese Rhodochrosite. It's certainly comparable to Sweet Home.

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
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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