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Rhodochrosite & Quartz

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Madem-Lakko Mine, Cassandra Mines, Aristotelis, Chalkidiki, Central Macedonia, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
11.8 × 10.3 × 5.4 cm
Description

This is an old, classic specimen from this classic Greek locality. A sulphide matrix has a coating of sparkling, drusy quartz that hosts contrasting pink rhodochrosite! The locality has stopped producing collector's grade specimen since the 90s.
 

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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