Dims: 3.2" x 2.7" x 1.7" (8.1 x 6.9 x 4.3 cm)
Wt: 14.9 oz. (421 g)
Finally, a massive piece of banded Rhodochrosite! This piece is not very large, but weighs in at almost a pound. There is a considerable amount of a pale brown matrix rock on the piece, but it is at least 75% Rhodochrosite by weight. A "fault" runs through part of the rock, and the layers are not quite lined up on each side of it. A smooth but dull and slightly concave face has been cut into one area; it was obviously done with a large wheel. Most of the material has a moderately pale pink color that is separated by thin, cream-colored bands, but there are a few thin bands of darker pink coloration. One could easily use this material as a supply of cutting rough- it is of a reasonably good quality.