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559  Rhodochrosite on Goethite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru  
miniature  3.3 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm

   ex. Kevin Brown

Rob: Beautifully nestled in a vug is a well-formed, large (3 cm.), crystal of lustrous, cherry red, rhodochrosite . It is translucent to transparent, mostly the latter. It is even doubly terminated with a sharp prism atop and a flat basal termination on the bottom. In fact, given this, it displays just as nicely on a horizontal viewing [as shown here -rmg], with the dt-crystal perched atop the knoll of matrix. For its style, it is a unique specimen. --- Photos ©2006 Richard Geiger

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Mineral Occurances

Geothite06.01.01.02     go     webmineral     mindat
Rhodochrosite14.01.01.04     go     webmineral     mindat


created: 2006-05-07 05:47:41;    modified: 2009-10-23 19:11:04

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