Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Rhodochrosite With Fluorite & Quartz

Views:
Watches:
RHT766185

Rhodochrosite With Fluorite & Quartz

ex collection Dr. Wilke
Classic Locality

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
Silverton, Animas, San Juan County, Colorado, United States of America
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
13.8 × 8.5 × 5.5 cm
Weight: 
919.00gr
Description

Beautiful, huge specimen full of excellent sharp baby-pink rhodochrosite crystal roses. On the top some little colorless fluorite cubes (rare combination for the locality) and tiny white quartz crystals. The specimen was found in 1975. You just don't get material of this quality and size from this era anymore.

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

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
Item Toolbox