Lovely pink Rhodochrosite Crystals with some associated mineral / metal inclusions. A popular mineral, beautiful colour and great crystal formation.
6.5cm x 3.3cm x 2.9cm, 76g.
Tang Ping Mine, Guangxi, China.
Named in 1813 by Johann Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann from the Greek “rose”, and “colouring”, referring to its colour.
Calcite Group. Calcite Rhodochrosite Series and Rhodochrosite Siderite Series. Commonly occurs as a primary gangue mineral in moderate to low temperature hydrothermal veins. Also in high temperature metasomatic deposits and sedimentary manganese deposits or as a late stage hydrothermal mineral in pegmatites, especially lithiophilite bearing ones.