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560  Rhodochrosite and Fluorite on Geothite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru  
miniature  5 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm

ex. David Schorsch

Rob: The major crystal here is 4.5 cm , or almost 2 inches, tall! EVERYTHING is a consistent, deep red, cherry color that is tops for the locality. Lustre is very high, and the surfaces are not pitted as you sometimes see on large crystals from Peru. The sharp terminations stick out every which way and you can display this as shown, upside down or right side up, or vertically with the major crystal pointing up and the others pointing to the left and out. There is no damage showing form the display face, and only a small bit of contacting, and that on the periphery. It is very 3-dimensional and dramatic, any way you look at it! The small, dodecahedral fluorites aadd a nice accent. This thing GLOWS in a showcase.

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Photos ©2006 Richard Geiger

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Mineral Occurances

Fluorite09.02.01.01     go     webmineral     mindat
Goethite06.01.01.02     go     webmineral     mindat
Rhodochrosite14.01.01.04     go     webmineral     mindat


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created: 2006-05-06 23:02:48;    modified: 2010-04-11 17:49:37

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