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Rhodochrosite

#18175

Rhodochrosite

#18175
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 5 x 4 cm - Miniature 
Formula
MnCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Pachapaqui dist, Bolognesi prov., Ancash dept., Peru

Light pink rhombic and saddle-shaped crystals to 8mm, slightly less pink than the photos.

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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