.8" Druzy Rhodochrosite Crystal Cluster - South Africa
This is a small cluster of druzy rhodochrosite crystals that were collected from the N'Chwaning Mine in South Africa. The crystals are vibrant in color and although the cluster is small, it would make for an excellent mounted display piece!
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.