5" Polished Rhodochrosite Obelisk - Argentina

This is a gorgeous, polished obelisk that was formed from a rhodochrosite crystal formation that was collected from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina. The obelisk has been polished to a mirror-finish.

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
LOCATION
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
5 x 1.5"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#114250