Rhodochrosite

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Call number:
A5
Classification:
Carbonates
Name:
Ροδοχρωσίτης
Translated title:
Rhodochrosite
Place of origin:
Stratoni, Greece
Depositional environment:
Carbonate-replacement base-metal sulfide mineralization
Description:
Rhodochrosite overgrown by calcite, and accosiated with disseminated pyrite crystals. Rhodochrosite is a typical gangue mineral in the Chalkidiki mines and accompanies pyrite, sphalerite and galena. During the '60s crystals up to 50 cm were gauged from the upper levels of the mine.
Chemical formula:
MnCO3
Crystal system:
Trigonal
Crystal schema:
Hexagonal Scalenohedral

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