Lovely pink Rhodochrosite Crystals on Matrix. Great Crystal formations of Rhodochrosite with gorgeous color on Matrix. A popular mineral, beautiful colour and collectable. This specimen is from the private collection.
3.7cm x 6cm x 2.7cm, 72g.
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.
Rhodochrosite means rose-colored, is a very attractive mineral with an absolutely beautiful color. Display specimen qualities make it a very popular mineral. Led light emits too much white light and can taint the color. Individual crystals are found in well shaped rhombohedrons and more rarely scalahedrons.