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Rhodochrosite Galena & Sphalerite

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Rhodochrosite Galena & Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Atacocha District, Cerro de Pasco, Pasco Department, Peru
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
12.4 × 9.3 × 3.5 cm
Description

Beautiful and showy double-sided specimen, full of baby-pink rhodochrosite crystals, some galena and small black sphalerite crystals (not analyzed).

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

Galena

Formula: 
PbS
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5
Colour: 
Lead-grey
Streak: 
Lead-grey

Sphalerite

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

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