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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
Ohligerzug Mine, Altenkirchen, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.1 × 0.9 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.50cm
Description

A super rare german classic from Ohligerzug Mine showing sharp, gemmy, pink-red Rhodochrosites up to 5 mm on front and back side of the specimen. With attached handwritten collection number, most likely a late 19th century find. It is said that the mine produced the most beautiful Rhodochrosites of the Siegerland.

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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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