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Rhodochrosite Chalcopyrite & Calcite On Quartz

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Rhodochrosite Chalcopyrite & Calcite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Sweet Home Mine, Alma District, Park County, Colorado, United States of America
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 6.5 × 4.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.00cm
Description

Very nice, frosted, raspberry-pink rhodochrosite with some tiny, golden chalcopyrite crystals and creamy, botryoidal calcite aggregates on a 'lawn' of colorless to blueish-gray appearing quartz micro-crystals. A very nice and seldom seen combination from this famous locality.

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

Chalcopyrite

Formula: 
CuFeS2
Strunz: 
2.CB.10a
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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