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Rhodochrosite Fluorite Sphalerite & Pyrite

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Rhodochrosite Fluorite Sphalerite & Pyrite

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Description
Locality: 
Silverton, Animas, San Juan County, Colorado, United States of America
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 4 × 3.1 cm
Description

A beautiful and rare, almost massive Silverton rhodochrosite specimen with colorless fluorite (hard to photograph), some sphalerite and micro pyrite cubes.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

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