4.9" Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slice - Beautiful Patterns
This is a gorgeous, high-quality, polished, rhodochrosite stalactite slice from the famous Santa Rita Mine in Argentina. There is a rind of pyrite around the edges of the slice and it has excellent patterning and color,
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.