Dims: 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.0" (5.1 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1.87 oz. (53.1 g)
Raura Mine, Ancash Department, Peru
This small hand specimen consists of a crust of pale pink Rhodochrosite that coats a pyrite-and-quartz base. The crust is composed of hundreds of small, intergrown blades that are in good condition but appear to be somewhat weathered. They are a bit too intergrown to study in detail. The crust is translucent and is generally dull in luster, though it does show a faint, sparse sparkle.