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    Rhodochrosite
    Starnitsa deposit
    Davidkovo ore field, Rhodope Mts
    Smolyan Oblast
    Bulgaria

    While Bulgaria may not be the first locality thought of when it comes to Rhodochrosite, significant specimens of the popular pink manganese carbonate now come from the once Eastern Bloc country. This rather intriguing offering consists of a plethora of complex floral "berries" of various size over an appealing rugged matrix of grayish-white Quartz crystals. The lightly colored pink Rhodochrosite balls stand out nicely against the duller matrix material, and the form of the primary mineral is sublime on this larger specimen. A singular tiny golden Calcite crystal in the center makes for an odd third wheel.
    Overall Measurements: 7.68 x 5.35 x 3.94 inches (19.50 x 13.60 x 10.00 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    13th Thursday
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