- Country of Origin
4.75 x 4.5 x 3 inches
1200 grams or 2.6 pounds
Rhodochrosite is a highly sought after Manganese Carbonate. Common pink rough can be found in many places of the world and bright red gemmy crystals can be found from famous localities like Colorado, South Africa and Peru. The most prolific deposit is a famous mine in Argentina named Capillitas, which was mined by the government for precious metals, and they ran across HUGE stalactites of Rhodo! There are many other specimen and rough deposits, but very few of them are regularly producing currently.
Quartz was our first stone passion! For a decade and a half we have attempted to gather as much diversely included and colorful Quartzes as we could find, from every corner of the globe, traveling both to country of origin, and utilizing a vast network of suppliers developed through exhibiting at major USA and international gem and mineral shows. We offer for sale some of the best of our finds, as well as a tremendous volume that has just piled up as a result of wholesaling in volume! If you have a variety of aesthetic Quartz to add to our collection, we'd love to see a flat of material! We also personally collect high quality fine Quartzes, so feel free to email us if you have something special for sale.
Mexico is the Africa of the West! The mineral wealth there is virtually untapped in regards to specimens and cutting rough. Some of the best copper and silver deposits in the world are in Mexico! And many new types of lapidary rough are still buried waiting for excavation! We expect to see a rise in the variety of minerals and rough found in Mexico soon.
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