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Rhodochrosite

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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 5.8 × 1 cm
Description

A beautiful specimen consisting of a thin crust of pale pink rhodochrosite crystals. On the reverse side there is some associated chalcopyrite and distinct banding is evident. There is no damage. A delightful piece.

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
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