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Rhodochrosite stalactite
stock #20.1-136
Capillitas Mine, Andagala
Catamarca, Argentina
7.7 x 3.3 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring 2020

A pair of intergrown "stalactite" habit Rhodochrosites with well defined lathlike crystals in stacked arrangement. From the famed mine at Capillitas, which is still the only place on Earth that this form is found. The bottom or base of the pair is broken and shows the concentric banding that is so sought after in the lapidary trade, but the form and larger than average crystals makes this a choice mineral specimen. The color is a pink to orange hue on one edge, the other sides have a secondary coating of a white to grey Manganese oxides. The unusual structure of intersecting fingers makes for an esthetic display piece. In excellent condition, the crystals are undamaged save for the point of attachment.
Rhodochrosite
stock #15.1-415
Capillitas Mine, Andagala
Catamarca, Argentina
4.3 x 4.5 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
price: $330
Post Tucson 2015

A deep, rich red Rhodo showing the fortification structures and crystaline interior of the knob. From the famed Capillitas deposit, this is a vintage specimen from the 1960's that shows the older very deep red not seen in recent finds.
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