2.9" Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slab - Argentina

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

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
2.9 x 2.1", 3" tick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#78060