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Rhodochrosite

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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
Uchucchacua Mine, Lima Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 2.4 × 2.9 cm
Description

A fantastic rhodo from this famous locality in Peru. Usually crystals are smaller, usually crystals are less red - but this specimen is not common at all. The large freestanding main crystal (22 mm tall) shows incredible color, excellent clarity and quality like I only saw it from N´chwaning so far. The contarst to black manganese matrix and the aesthetic assemble are fantastic, the specimen is absolutely exceptional for Peru!

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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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