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Rhodochrosite Quartz & Pyrite

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Rhodochrosite Quartz & Pyrite

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Madem-Lakkos Mine, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki, Macedonia Department, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.6 × 10.5 × 8.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.50cm
Description

A fine and well sized, classic old-timer from this old, closed classic Greek locality. The piece hosts, pinkish, rhombic crystals of rhodochrosite that are covered with a thin film of translucent, drusy quartz. The sulphidic matrix hosts both pyrite and sphalerite that add contrast. Quite a large main rhomb that measures 4.5cm across!

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

Pyrite

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

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18
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25

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