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Rhodochrosite Pyrite & Quartz

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Rhodochrosite Pyrite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima Department, Peru
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 8.6 × 5.8 cm
Description

Rhodochrosite on the common market usually comes from Uchucchacua Mine - from Casapalca very uncommon and rare. Most of the crystals are 10 to 13mm across, one even 16mm. Very fine contrast with white Quartz and sharp terminated, lustrouse Pyrite. Also the backside is very fine, smaller crystals but good assemble and some sharp and glossy Tetrahedrite crystals. Undamaged, accept the bottom 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

Pyrite

Formula: 
FeS2
Strunz: 
2.EB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

Quartz

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