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Rhodochrosite In Pyrite

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Rhodochrosite In Pyrite

Ex J & S Mommers Collection.

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Description
Locality: 
North Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.1 × 2.6 cm
Description

Translucent baby pink fingers of rhodochrosite point out from a bed of modified pyrite cubes on a massive sphalerite matrix from the North mine  at Broken Hill. the individual fingers are actually stacks of flattened rhodochrosite rhombs and point randomly in a all directions.

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
Earthstones Australia

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