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    RHODOCHROSITE
    Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca, Argentina

    This lapidary specimen consists of a polished cross-sectional slice from a Rhodochrosite stalactite, which shows two sets of banded concentric patterns, partially intergrown where they converge. Coloration is a deep "ruby red grapefruit" tint that alternates with bubble gum pink in concentric bands. The ruby red color is indicative of older "high-grade" material mined years ago. The mine is now closed to specimen collecting, and no similar material is likely to be forthcoming. It features the typicial tan exterior rind and overall has an excellent polish. This classic specimen is in pristine condition and comes with a brass caliper stand.
    Overall measurements: 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.2 inches (9.2 x 6.1 x 0.6 cm)


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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