Rhodochrosite and Calcite

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Call number:
C21
Classification:
Carbonates
Greek Minerals
Name:
Ροδοχρωσίτης και Ασβεστίτης
Translated title:
Rhodochrosite and Calcite
Place of origin:
Stratoni / Chalkidiki, Greece
Depositional environment:
Carbonate-replacement base-metal sulfide mineralization
Donor:
A. Tataris
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 gοuged from the upper levels.
Chemical formula:
Ροδοχρωσίτης: MnCO3, Ασβεστίτης: CaCO3
Rhodochrosite: MnCO3, Calcite: CaCO3
Crystal system:
Rhodochrosite / Calcite: Trigonal

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