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    Rhodochrosite & Fluorite
    Huallapon(Huayllapon) Mine, Pasto Bueno, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Áncash, Peru

    "Sharp red rhodochrosite rhombs up to a little over an inch growing on a small mound of pale green rounded fluorite crystals. ?"
    - Rock H. Currier

    Colorado isn't the only place where lovely rhombs of Rhodochrosite occur. High in the thin mountain air of Peru is a mine that disgorged some specimen combinations that Colorado would love to have produced. Perched upon some pale green Fluorite crystals are several Rhodochrosite rhombs of a subtly different hue. Instead of the reddish pink of most other localities, the Huallapon ones are much more of a clean and distinctive pink color that, once seen, cannot be forgotten. Custom acrylic base is included.
    Overall Measurements: 2.3 x 2.0 x 1.3 inches (5.8 x 5.0 x 3.4 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: RHC #3888, acquired 1979
    Publication: Terry C. Wallace & Michelle K. Hall-Wallace (2003) Minerals of the Andes: Emeralds, Gold, and Silver from the Sky, Rocks & Minerals, 78:1, 12-38, Figure 9.
    MinID V22-P9R

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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