Dragon Minerals - Update December 4, 2018

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00712: Rhodochrosite, Gypsum, and Quartz - $150
Sunnyside Mine group, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado
Cabinet - 14.6 x 12.1 x 7.3 cm (5.7 x 4.8 x 2.9 inches)
Weight - 1116 grams (2.46 pounds)
Specimen status: Available    Send email to order

Transparent gypsum slabs sit atop a carpet of opaque, light pink rhodochrosite and opaque, white quartz crystals. Rhodochrosite is clearly visible through the gypsum. All of this rests on a white matrix dotted with spots of black, mixed sulfides and pink massive rhodochrosite. Outstanding color combination! The gypsum is incomplete because it grew across the pocket, and (I assume) because some was removed when the specimen was prepared. (Some or all of the remaining gypsum could be removed if you just wanted lost of pink rhodochrosite. However complete removal without damaging the rhodochrosite requires a nontrivial chemical process.) Displays perfectly without needing a stand. Other than the incomplete gypsum, so damage to this classic Colorado association specimen. Get you some pink for your mineral cabinet.

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