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RM875   Rhodochrosite with quartz

Manuelita Mine, Morococha, Yauli, Junín, Perú

Groups of rhombohedral crystals of rhodochrosite, with faces and edges very well defined and slightly curved. Their color is intensely pink and they contrast against a matrix coated by quartz crystals. A huge size and very remarkable specimen for this Peruvian mine.

Size: 11.0 × 9.8 × 8.3 cm
Main crystal: 14 x 13 mm.
Found in 2007.