Rhodochrosite (single crystal)
Clean, transparent, facetable material and mineral specimens are extremely rare and highly sought after by gem collectors. Faceting such crystals presents a challenge to cutters due to the gem's perfect cleavage in three directions. Two of the best know sources of translucent material come from N’Chwaning, South Africa and the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado, but it can also be found several African country’s Germany, southern Mexico, Peru, and Romania.
Rhodochrosite (single crystal) Classification
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Rhodochrosite (single crystal) Optical Properties
Rhodochrosite (single crystal) Characteristic Physical properties
||Rhodochrosite typically has many liquid and 2-phase inclusions. |