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Rhodochrosite

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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
Capillitas Vein, Capillitas, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 5.5 × 4 cm
Description

Sharp deep raspberry-red rhodochrosite crystals on pure crystalline rhodochrosite.

This locality is famous for their rhodochrosite stalactites - crystals of rhodochrosite are rare from this locality.

Mineral Data
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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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