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Mineral Specimen #6686    Rhodochrosite, Quartz, Sulfides

American Tunnel, Silverton District, San Juan County, Colorado

4.1 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
1.6 x 1.1 x 0.9 in


Ex. Norm Woods

For the location, the largest Rohodochrosite crystal is relatively large and a deeper color that usual. This crystal appears to have been encased in druze Quartz which was removed. The surfaces of this crystal appear to all be cleavage planes. There are other, smaller Rhodochrosite crystals at the other end of specimen which are encased in druze Quartz which gives them a light pink color.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: The faces of the Rhodochrisite crystal are cleavage planes.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Carbonates | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars