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Rhodochrosite — specimen 0028, photo © NMNHS
Rhodochrosite — specimen 0028, photo © NMNHS

Rhodochrositespecimen 0028


East Asia
China, Guangxi Zhuang, Wuzhou, Cangwu, Wutong mine, 23.81°N 111.378°E
Rhodochrosite — specimen 0028, locality map

Weight: 0.50 ct; size: 6.00 | 4.13 | 2.96 mm; shape: oval; colour: medium light strongly purplish red; very slightly brownish; clarity: eye clean; cut: very good; treatment: none.

Very clean specimen; very good mixed style cut.

More information from ‘Classification’

A primary mineral in hydrothermal veins; in metamorphic deposits; common in carbonatites; authigenic and secondary in sediments; uncommon in granite pegmatites (Anthony et al., 2001—2005). Faceted specimens are rare. The largest faceted specimen is a 59.65 carat from South Africa (Arem, 1987: 162).