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Rhodochrosite

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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
Wolf Mine, Herdorf, Altenkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 6 × 3.5 cm
Description

Club shaped (major) and scalenohedral (minor) rhodochrosite associated with malachite coated native copper on limonitic matrix. Beautiful and good specimen! Historic sample. 

 

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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