11.1" Polished Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slab - Top Quality!

This is a gorgeous, polished stalactite slice of a banded rhodochrosite formation from the famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina. Both sides of this slab have been polished to a mirror-finish. Comes with a gibson 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
LOCATION
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Province, Argentina
SIZE
11.1 x 7.1", .38" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#114255