Rhodochrosite ps. After Calcite (Greece) ex Bird Coll.

Cassandra Mines, Macedonia Department, Greece
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 7.0 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 03/09/2009 8:20:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/19/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A showy and excellent two-sided specimen from the famous Cassandra Mines of Greece. Both sides of the sulfide matrix are COVERED with vivid, pastel-pink pseudomorphs of rhodochrosite after blocky rhombs of calcite. The large, skeletal rhomb is STRIKING and measures 4.0 cm across. The overall specimen is in excellent condition. Classic material from this well-known locale and rarely available on the market in this quality. Ex Jaime Bird Collection.

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