Rhodochrosite coated with Quartz
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Exquisite piece featuring two central orange scalenohedra to 1.2cm with some smaller satellite crystals perched on a matrix covered with white quartz and spherules of soft pink rhodochrosite. The whole is washed with a coating of sugary drusy quartz including, unusually, both habits of rhodochrosite. From the Dr. W S Logan collection.
Locality: Uchucchaqua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department Peru
Composition: Manganese Carbonate