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Rhodochrosite

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Rhodochrosite

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Description
Locality: 
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 3.5 × 4.1 cm
Description

Raspberry-red rhombohedrons of rhodochrosite on matrix. They are sharp edged and high lustrous. A very good and colourful specimen features translucent, well developed crystals. From the great old times of the Huayllapon Mine.

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

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