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Mineral Specimen #4846    Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite minor Calcite on Datolite

Mina Aurora, Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

5.6 x 4.2 x 1.8 cm


Pink colored, small bladed crystals of Rhodochrosite resting on light green colored Datolite crystals. There are also golden colored Chalcopyrite crystals and cubic Pyrite crystals resting on the Datolite. There are also a few, very small, clear Calcite crystals along one edge of the specimen. The Datolite has a high, glossy luster and the Chalcopyrite and Pyrite crystals have a high metallic luster.

Condition: Good

Flaws: There is small wear and chipping on edges of the Chalcopyrite and Pyrite crystals.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Mexico | Carbonates | Fluorite | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars