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Rhodochrosite On Calcite

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Rhodochrosite On Calcite

Pseudomorph

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Description
Locality: 
North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 2.6 × 1.1 cm
Description

A highly unusual specimen of rosey pink rhodochrosite coating calcite crystals, producing an endomorph. If you turn the specimen over one of the original calcite crystals can still be seen inside. There is also a little pyrite present. The rhodochrosite is actually made up of many tint micro crstals as seen in the photos.

This is a fabulous specimen of its type from Broken Hill. No damage

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

Calcite

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