From: Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Lima Dept., Peru
Size: 9.5 x 7.3 x 4.0cm
Here is an exceptional Rhodochrosite specimen from Peru! The size, coverage, and color are all top quality for this location. The scaleohedral crystals are up to 1.1cm long, have good transparency, and are a wonderful red color. Most Peru rhodochrosite has an orange hue to it, but these crystals are much redder with only a hint of orange. The photos you see have been color calibrated with an special color calibration card, so it should appear very accurate on a good computer display. The condition is quite good, but there appear to be two spots where crystals snapped off at the base. The existing crystals, however, are in very good condition with terminations intact.
The specimen comes with a labeled acrylic display base.