3.4" Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slab - Argentina

This is a gorgeous, polished stalactite slice of banded rhodochrosite from the famous Santa Rita Mine in Argentina.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with them chemical composition MnCO3. The crystals typically have a pink-red coloration and cleaves with rhombohedral cleaving in three directions. It forms from hydrothermal pockets and can be found as both crystals and in banded formations.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Rhodochrosite & Pyrite
LOCATION
Santa Rita Mine, Capillitas, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
3.4 x 2.2", varies .15 to .25" tick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#78059