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Rhodochrosite on Calcite

#PD31640

Rhodochrosite on Calcite

#PD31640
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Montreal mine, Iron Co., Wisconsin, United States
Tagged
carbonate

A companion to the Manganite in this Daily Five update. This specimen is a Manganese Carbonate with nice pink rhombs to 3mm and a crystal ball of Calcite to 1.5cm.

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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