Dragon Minerals - Update July 14, 2019

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Rhodochrosite, Quartz, and Pyrite - $75
Sunnyside Mine group, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado
Small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.1 x 3.1 cm (3.0 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches)
120 grams (0.26 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

Patches of salmon colored, mostly translucent rhodochrosite crystals are scattered through the display face of the matrix. The rhodochrosite crystal form is somewhere between discoid and scalenohedral. The color is a bit unusual for the locality; Sunnyside Mine group rhodochrosite is more commonly a bright bubble gum pink or a deeper cherry red. Accented with mostly opaque, microcrystalline quartz (almost chalcedony), along with some pyrite crystals which reach a few mm in size. A few cleavages here and there but no major damage.

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