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Rhodochrosite

#PD31494

Rhodochrosite

#PD31494
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 6 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Mendip Hills, Somerset, England

Older specimen from Barstow. This piece shows typical Mendip Hill manganese oxide matrix with large vugs lined with light pink Rhodochrosite matrix with what looks like a bluish Calcite crystal to 4mm and black acicular crystals along side it.

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

Ex. Richard Barstow

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