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RHODONITE CRYSTALS

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RHODONITE CRYSTALS

An excellent specimen of Rhodonite Crystals on Galena.  Several gemmy red crystals of Rhodonite sit among cubic Galena crystals.  The matrix is a mix of the two minerals, featuring many crystals.  Specimens of this quality are uncommon and getting harder to come by.  This is a classic, collectable Australian Mineral from a well known location.  Mounted on perspex for ideal display.

Location:
Broken Hill, NSW.

Dimensions:
4.9cm x 4cm x 4cm, 140g.

Rhodonite: MnSiO3.

Galena: PbS.

$145

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RHODONITE CRYSTALS

An excellent specimen of Rhodonite Crystals on Galena.  Several gemmy red crystals of Rhodonite sit among cubic Galena crystals.  The matrix is a mix of the two minerals, featuring many crystals.  Specimens of this quality are uncommon and getting harder to come by.  This is a classic, collectable Australian Mineral from a well known location.  Mounted on perspex for ideal display.

Location:
Broken Hill, NSW.

Dimensions:
4.9cm x 4cm x 4cm, 140g.

Rhodonite: MnSiO3.

Named in 1819 by Christoph Friedrich Jasche from the Greek “rhodon” meaning “rose”, referring to its colour.

Galena: PbS.

Galena is the primary ore mineral of lead. Worked for its lead content as early as 3000 BC.  Named by Pliny the Elder in 77-79 from the Greek “galene” meaning lead ore.

 

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