Rhodochrosite, Elpidite
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Rhodochrosite, Elpidite

Specimen # 101358
Mineral: Rhodochrosite, Elpidite
Location: Rhodochrosite, , Elpidite, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Size: 6.2 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm


This specimen features a group of flat, twinned rhodochrosite crystals nestled in the middle of a bed of elpidite crystals. The rhodochrosite crystals are pink with darker red central zoning, and the elpidtite crystals are grey with a decent lustre for elpidite. There is also albite in association. The rhodochrosites are in excellent condition – no damage except a tiny imconplete crystal at the right-hand periphery. The rhodochrosite crystals seem to have interacted with the silicates on forming, and so in spots there are frosted bits of elpidite and albite on their surfaces. A nice combination specimen from the 2004 rhodochrosite-elpidite pocket at Mont Saint-Hilaire.

Additional information

Dimensions 62 × 48 × 30 cm