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Rhodochrosite & Quartz

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Rhodochrosite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Cavnic Mine, Maramureș County, Romania
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.4 × 7 × 3.5 cm
Description

This is really a exceptional specimen - most rhodochrosite from the region are only very light pink; not so here: the specimen shows the most intense pink you can imagine from Cavnic, the saturation is crazy good for the locality. And it is even well formed with a large hemisphere in the center and it shows contrast with an exposed group of sharp, lustrous quartz crystals at the top. A marvellous specimen! Undamaged, only backside was on the rock.

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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