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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
Ushkatyn, Zhayrem, Karazhal, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.5 × 2.2 cm
Weight: 
89.00gr
Description

High-quality rhodochrosite specimen from Ushkatyn. Very glossy and the best color imaginable. Mining has ceased at the locality, with no chance of re-opening. Rhodochrosite specimens from there have already become very scarce and will soon disappear completely from the market.

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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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