Double-terminated, Scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru
Very pretty and showy gem lustrous red scalenohedral crystals of rhodochrosite are set on matrix. The largest rhodochrosite crystal is double-terminated and measures 17 mm in length. Excellent cherry-red color. Glassy to Vitreous luster.
Location: Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru
Specimen size: 5.0 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm (2.0 x 1.3 x 1.3 inch) Miniature
Stunning color contrast of green Siderite “Blades” with brassy, iridescent Chalcopyrite crystals in this specimen. Several of the Siderite blades are 1-inch long. The luster of the Siderite is vitreous to pearly while the Chalcopyrite has a brilliant metallic luster.