Rhodochrosite Stalactite from the Huaron Mining District


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These rhodochrosite crystals are from the Huaron Mining District of the Huallay District, Pasco Department, Peru.This area contains 15 mines including the Alimon which is where most mineral specimens come from. The mines are large commercial operations for the extraction of silver and silver related minerals. Twenty-one different mineral species are found in this area including several exceptional gangue minerals like rhodochrosite. It is a carbonate that contains the elements Mn, C and O. This piece is a part of a stalactite formation with the front half covered in rhodochrosite crystals and the rear showing the exposed core of the stalactite.This piece measures 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches or 89 x 60 x 41 mm.

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Weight15 oz