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Rhodochrosite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.6 × 5.5 × 3.6 cm
Description

Rare combination (at this locality) of orange-pink rhodochrosite and almost waterclear, colorless quartz crystals.

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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