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561  Rhodochrosite Disc Around Geothite
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru  
miniature  3.4 x 3.8 x 1.2 cm

ex. Cal and Kerith Graeber Collection

An amazingly unique piece, this Rhodo is a floater specimen, pristine all around except perhaps for a single bruise at one point around the rim, visible only with 10x magnification. The Rhodochrosite surrounds a core of black Geothite, tapering from thickest at the center of the disc, and tapering evenly out to a sharp edge with a gorgeous slightly-rough symmetry all around. The Rhodo is a deep rose color with good transparency. An intricate (and fascinating with magnification) stepping pattern on the crystal surfaces lends a juicy, satiny luster that just grabs the eye.

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Photos ©2006 Richard Geiger

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Mineral Occurances

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


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created: 2006-05-06 23:36:52;    modified: 2010-04-11 17:49:37

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